Details of the VARIES starship
The VARIES starship creates its own antimatter for interstellar voyages
Power is collected for the starship by a huge array of solar panels
The starship would use magnetic nozzles to control the antimatter
The starship uses lasers to create antimatter out of the vacuum of space
As Douglas Adams said, “Space is Big. Really Big." And that’s the major obstacle for travelling between the stars. But a new proposal published in the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society promises to shrink that distance just a bit. Physics and technology consultant Richard Obousy claims that an antimatter starship that creates its own fuel from the vacuum of space itself would be capable of making a return journey to the nearest star and back within one lifetime.
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