written by mike mcrae, on february 18th, 2022

what: new studies help us figure how to build a light sail

when: studies published december 23rd, 2021, and january 11th, 2022

who/where: engineers from the university of pennsylvania and the university of california at los angeles in the us

Igor Bargatin, a mechanical engineer from the University of Pennsylvania

interesting fact: sailing on light, at the speed of light, might be our only chance of sending probes to other systems in the course of one human lifetime.

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