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Relativistic Interstellar Space Flight
Author

Al Kaufman
Organization: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Old MathSource #

0203-487
Revision date

1994-04-22
Description

Interstellar.ma 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
Subjects

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

interstellar space flight, relativity, sirius, stars, bright star catalog, graphics, animation, movie, graphics example, animation example, Applied Mathematics, Physics, aerospace engineering, Sirius.ma, Sirius.movie.sit.hqx
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StarCatalog.txt (85.9 KB) - Plain-text file containing star data for Interstellar
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Interstellar.nb (15.2 KB) - Mathematica notebook to generate animations
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Sirius.movie.sit.hqx (856.6 KB) - Binhexed self-extrating-archive QuickTime movie for the Macintosh
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Sirius.nb (4.9 MB) - Notebook containing animated "spaceflight"

Files specific to Mathematica 2.2 version:
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Interstellar.ma (14.4 KB) - Mathematica Notebook 2.2 or older
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Sirius.ma (4.4 MB) - Mathematica Notebook 2.2 or older