Fusion Triple Product: Nuclear-Powered Rockets

If we are to achieve our dreams of interstellar exploration beyond our Solar System, we need to explore propulsion mechanisms that allow us to travel faster and further than current rockets. Chemical rockets used today have a low fuel-efficiency of just 35% and would take 30,000 years to reach the nearest stars outside our SolarContinue reading “Fusion Triple Product: Nuclear-Powered Rockets”

Plasmas: The Fourth State of Matter

Solids, liquids and gases make up the world around us, but they account for less than 0.01% of all matter in the universe. The remaining 99.9% is made up almost entirely of plasma, the fourth state of matter. The dynamics of a plasma are similar to that of a gas, however they have some interestingContinue reading “Plasmas: The Fourth State of Matter”