Nuclear fusion shows promise in powering ultra-fast spaceships

09/12/2012 | Space.com

Researchers predict that nuclear-fusion reactions produced by antimatter beams could be used to power ultra-fast spaceships one day. A NASA report has offered insight on the possibility that such spacecraft could reach Jupiter in four months' time. "The energy from these reactions could be used to heat a propellant or provide thrust through magnetic confinement and a magnetic nozzle," according to the report.

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