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Generation Ships

#Space

Mon, Jul 16th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

In Isaac Arthur's latest episode he looks at Generation Ships, massive starships akin to an interstellar ark ferrying humans for thousands of years, generation after generation, to reach another planet.

Today we will begin our look at the spaceships we might use for colonizing interstellar space in the future. In order to cover the vast distances between even the nearest stars in our galaxy within the boundaries of known physics, we need vessels able to voyage at high speeds for very long periods of time while carrying everything they need to colonize another solar system, a concept typically known as a space ark or generation ship. We will explore the challenges and options for such a vessel, as well as some alternative approaches to the problem.

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