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Key Facts In This Video
Solar sails rely on photons to give them momentum. 01:00
A solar sail is designed to catch billions of photon collisions per second, and will continuously accelerate until it can no longer catch photons. 01:56
Solar sails could potentially steer asteroids away from Earth, or propel spacecrafts on interstellar missions. 03:26