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Solar system highway could speed up space travel

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Future deep space missions might not take as long as you think. The researchers have discovered a network of “highway” roads of the solar system which probes and other spaceships are traveling outward at a faster rate. Asteroids near Jupiter, for example, could reach the distance of Neptune in less than 10 years and 100 AU (about three times the distance of Neptune from the Sun) in 100 years. The spacecraft would theoretically be faster.

Scientists found the routes by calculating how “millions” of solar system orbits fit within known space varieties, or arched structures that extend from the asteroid belt.


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