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nalfeshnee's Avatar Jump to comment 51 by nalfeshnee

This is the kind of article I come here to read up on, refreshing to actally see some science on for a change.

That said, I do wonder what the largest size sail might be, before the likelihood of being torn and rendered useless by interplanetary junk comes into play.

Especially as it gathers speed, such a collision has the potential to cause even more damage.

Or how was this problem countered in e.g. the "Mote" book?

Sun, 02 May 2010 16:41:00 UTC | #464982