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Relativistic Interstellar Space Flight

Al Kaufman
Organization: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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Description uses the Bright Star Catalog to generate relativistically accurate movies of a flight to any star in the catalog. The user specifies: 1) the destination star; 2) the constant acceleration for the trip (in units of "g"); 3) the direction in which the camera should point

*Science > Astronomy
*Science > Physics > Astrophysics
*Science > Physics > Relativity Theory

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StarCatalog.txt (85.9 KB) - Plain-text file containing star data for Interstellar
Interstellar.nb (15.2 KB) - Mathematica notebook to generate animations
Download (856.6 KB) - Binhexed self-extrating-archive QuickTime movie for the Macintosh
Sirius.nb (4.9 MB) - Notebook containing animated "spaceflight"

Files specific to Mathematica 2.2 version:
Download (14.4 KB) - Mathematica Notebook 2.2 or older
Download (4.4 MB) - Mathematica Notebook 2.2 or older