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Q & A: sailing on light

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Most recent answer: 11/14/2010
Q:
This is probably a very stupid question: If it is true that light has momentum, then couldnt we "sail on light" such as we do with wind?
- Raul Rodrigeuz (age 15)
NY, NY, USA
A:
Sure, this effect has even found a little application in space:


Mike W.

(published on 11/14/2010)

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