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Astronomy Cast

Wizzard Media

Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences

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Natural Sciences 11
Science & Medicine 31

Astronomy Cast brings you a weekly fact-based journey through the cosmos.

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Ep. 262: Solar Sails

April 23rd, 2012

Episode 295 of 464 episodes

Wouldn’t it be cool to explore the cosmos, powered only by sunlight caught by your shimmering solar sail? It sounds like science fiction, but it’s serious science – a test sail has even been sent to orbit. It might even be a way to travel from star to star.

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