Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

NASA news: Caltech nanomaterial ‘speeds spacecraft 134,000,000 mph’
/pitbulldogbreed.com ^ | 09/09/2018

Posted on 09/09/2018 3:11:37 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Before man can cross the vast distances of space, the designs of spacecraft’s sails will be key – striking a delicate balance between mass, strength in addition to reflectivity.

Working with NASA, California Institute of Technology (Caltech) scientists have created the fresh material out of silicon in addition to its oxide, silica.

The team has figured out that will super-thin structures made of This specific composite can transform infrared light waves into a momentum that will would likely accelerate a probe to 134,000,000 mph.

Speeds like This specific can carry a little probe to our closest stellar neighbours, a huddle of stars called Proxima centauri, within decades rather than millennia.

(Excerpt) Read more at pitbulldogbreed.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: caltech; dyingstar; nanomaterial; nasa; proximacentauri; reddwarf; silica; silicon; solarsails; xplanets
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-54 next last

1 posted on 09/09/2018 3:11:37 PM PDT by BenLurkin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

“Speeds like This specific can carry...”

Title is incoherent, too.


2 posted on 09/09/2018 3:14:26 PM PDT by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

Are these materials made from “dilythium crystals”?

How about brakes; what’s the manual give as the “stopping distance” at such speeds?

“Warp two”, here we come.


3 posted on 09/09/2018 3:15:58 PM PDT by FrankR (IF it wasn't for the "F-word", and it's deritiives, the left would have no message at all.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ifinnegan

Not to worry. Neither yo or I will live long enough to see this thing in action.


4 posted on 09/09/2018 3:16:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

The team has figured out that will super-thin structures made of This specific composite can transform infrared light waves into a momentum that will would likely accelerate a probe to 134,000,000 mph.

I wouldn’t want to hit a deer at that speed.


5 posted on 09/09/2018 3:17:04 PM PDT by Flash Bazbeaux
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ifinnegan

I’m always amazed how some blog can thoroughly mangle the original content.

Check out the original at The Daily Star Sunday:
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/728251/nasa-space-light-speed-caltech-solar-sail-nanomaterial-silica-silicon-technology


6 posted on 09/09/2018 3:20:33 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

So light powered light(wind)mills are next on the agenda...photo driven turbines. OK, I wait and see on this topic.


7 posted on 09/09/2018 3:23:34 PM PDT by fuente (Liberty resides in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box and the cartridge box--Fredrick Douglas)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SunkenCiv

*ping*

Just need to find some spice and we can fold space.


8 posted on 09/09/2018 3:25:40 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

37222.22 mps or 0.1998161 of the speed of light (c)


9 posted on 09/09/2018 3:27:25 PM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PIF

Yep. 21 years to get to Centauri. Still too slow.


10 posted on 09/09/2018 3:32:23 PM PDT by Seruzawa (TANSTAAFL!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

All they need is one more grant.
So close, for only $19.00 a month you too can sponsor our future.


11 posted on 09/09/2018 3:32:31 PM PDT by hadaclueonce ( This time I am Deplorable)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ProtectOurFreedom
Comment at link:

"How about they figure out how to STOP going 134,000,000 mph?"

12 posted on 09/09/2018 3:34:15 PM PDT by TChad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

Isn’t Plaid Speed faster?


13 posted on 09/09/2018 3:37:19 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Seruzawa

It’s going to be a small payload, but probably enough to bring cameras and antennas.

Pics will be coming back at the speed of light, may be the plan.


14 posted on 09/09/2018 3:37:21 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

Some of the worst grammar I’ve ever read.


15 posted on 09/09/2018 3:37:43 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fieldmarshaldj; KevinDavis; annie laurie; Knitting A Conundrum; Viking2002; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
It would be nice to get a probe over there in time to record the destruction of the star from close up. :^) Thanks fieldmarshaldj , and BenLurkin for the topic. Pinging the APoD list for good measure. :^)
 
X-Planets
· join · view topics · view or post blog · bookmark · post new topic · subscribe ·
Google news searches: exoplanet · exosolar · extrasolar ·

16 posted on 09/09/2018 3:40:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

A Habitable Planet Orbiting Nearest Star Proxima Centauri Found

A Habitable Planet Orbiting Nearest Star Proxima Centauri Found

17 posted on 09/09/2018 3:40:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Flash Bazbeaux
I wouldn’t want to hit a deer at that speed....

I think a speck of dust would total it out.

18 posted on 09/09/2018 3:45:38 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Seruzawa
We'll send a muzzie kid with an instamatic.

BTW, nomb, but time to update that last line of your profile. :^)

19 posted on 09/09/2018 3:45:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: PIF

20% the speed of light is pretty damn fast.


20 posted on 09/09/2018 3:46:38 PM PDT by Godebert
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-54 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson