The Interplanetary Transport Network

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  • Recent publicity (2004-2006):
    Hitchhiking in Space Milwaukee Sentinel-Journal
    The Interplanetary Transport Network American Scientist
    Ride the celestial subway New Scientist
    Tube Route Science (pdf)
    Mathematics Unites the Heavens and the Atom NSF site
    Math Unites the Celestial and the Atomic AMS site
    Navigating Celestial Currents Science News
    Math in the Media AMS website
    Manifolds in the Genesis mission MAA website

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  • Artist''s concetion of the interplanetary transport network.  Click to Enlarge.
    A vast array of virtual tunnels that winds around the sun, planets and moons could slash the amount of fuel that spacecraft need to explore our solar system, according to NASA.

    The so-called interplanetary superhighway (or interplanetary transport network) would take advantage of the gravitational pull between celestial bodies. In many cases, the competing forces cancel each other out, leaving corridors where ships could travel using little or no fuel.

    Image by Cici Koenig; click on image for large version. See a movie.



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