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Nebula powered spaceship?

  1. Mar 21, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    My question is obscure, but i had to ask. :smile:

    Lets say i built a ship that could hold the crab nebula(dimensions of the ship 15km*15km*20km).
    Now I want to use the nebula to power my ship somewhat like a flywheel. I would like to hear some possible solutions. Also how do I make it so the gravity from the nebula(once inside the ship) does not destroy my ship.

    Having the nebula stored at the rear of the ship. Could you shoot ions at the nebula causing it to react, then directing that force for use as a propulsion system?


    2. Relevant equations
    F = GMm/R2

    3. The attempt at a solution
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