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I FRB's as power for light sails

  1. Mar 9, 2017 #1

    jim mcnamara

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    This discusses a speculative question - can FRB's be an extraterrestrial source of radio pulses used for interstellar travel?

    Fast Radio Bursts from Extragalactic Light Sails
    Manasvi Lingam, Abraham Loeb
    This seems pretty far out. Is it common to get something this speculative published? I think arxiv exists, in a small way, as an outlet for this type of paper.
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  3. Mar 10, 2017 #2


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    When you are someone with a reputation like Avi Loeb, you can publish what you please on arXiv. I thought the idea was intriguing, and their analysis seems well thought out. It's probably unlikely, but not impossible.
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