Thursday, March 22, 2012

How to Get to Mercury

In the absence of Bussard ramjets, Einstein-Rosen Bridges, or a Captain who says "engage" and it is made so, this is how you actually travel between planets:

Crazy. And beautiful. No one ever talks about the circuitous route one would have to take to go starwards because of the acceleration you pick up from the star's gravitation. Gorgeous.

Original article here.

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