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Eat Your Heart Out, Columbus: A Sailing Ship That Travels On Sunshine
by NewsReader 10-09-2012

Sailing voyages on Earth required explorer to harness the wind and waves. However, Japanese scientists have developed a method of cosmic sailing fueled by light particles, or photons. The "kite-craft," named IKAROS, deployed its sails and has already sailed past Venus.

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