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Asked Dec 25, 2019
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In space sailing, which is a proposed alternative for transport
to the planets, a spacecraft carries a very large sail.
Sunlight striking the sail exerts a force, accelerating the spacecraft. Should the sail be absorptive or reflective to be
most effective?

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The space craft accelerates by sunlight photon particles momentum. Space craft w...

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