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Jovian Flyby

T his is a solar sail, as in Rendezvous Halley, but this time having a square design. Solar sails are gigantic sheets of highly reflective but wafer-thin material. They intercept photons – particles of light – from the Sun, and the pressure from this pushes the craft through space.

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Name: Jovian Flyby

Category: Hardware, Solar System, Animations

Medium: Photoshop

Date: 1999

Client: Frontiers

Tags: Europa Jupiter future gas giant light sail planet solar sail spacecraft