30 days to Mars!

Mars is going to be closer than you think real soon.¬†A team at the University of Washington is building a fusion engine that could get us to Mars in just 30 days! They’re doing super cool things like using solar energy to generate electricity that powers magnets to compress¬†lithium or aluminum metal bands around a deuterium-tritium fuel pellet to initiate fusion. BOOM! That is so awesome. For comparison sake it took the Mars rover Curiosity roughly 8 months to make the journey to Mars.

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We’re for one are looking forward to rocking our home planet soon!
-DoM

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