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Fred Zahradnik

'Pulsar GPS' for Interplanetary Travel

By June 4, 2013

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Pulsar GPSIf you think global navigation with the help of GPS is impressive, consider the possibility of traveling across deep space with an independent form of navigation guidance. That's what NASA recently announced it is developing. "Pulsars offer a potentially revolutionary navigational solution because of their rapid rotation and the powerful beams of light that emanate from their magnetic poles," states NASA. "Unlike GPS signals, which are geared to Earth-based applications, pulsars are accessible in virtually every conceivable flight regime, from low-Earth to interplanetary science, making the technology ideal for travel throughout the solar system and beyond." Image NASA

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