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Solar sail
A blue-tinged image of a fully unfurled solar sail. In January this year, NASA engineers confirmed that the NanoSail-D nanosatellite had deployed its 100-square-foot polymer sail in low-Earth orbit and was operating as planned. The proposed new sail will be seven times larger than any yet deployed in space. (NASA/MSFC/D. Higginbotham).
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