FP trendDec 16 2020 12:32:07 IST
Scientists have now discovered a superhigh network to travel through the Solar System much faster than previously thought possible. According to the study’s authors, such paths can guide comets and asteroids near Jupiter to Neptune in less than a decade and up to 100 astronomical units in less than a century. The study authors say they could be used to send spacecraft to the extreme ends of the planetary system relatively quickly and also to track objects close to Earth.
According to a declaration of the UC San Diego News Center, in a paper, published Nov.25, researchers observed the dynamic structure of these routes, forming connected series of arcs within spatial manifolds ranging from Uranus and beyond.
The new discovery “celestial highway”, or celestial highway, operates for several decades in contrast to the millions of years that usually characterize the dynamics of the Solar System.
According to the researchers, most of the star-arc structures are connected to Jupiter and its gravitational force. The structures were solved by collecting numerical data on millions of orbits in the Solar System and calculating how they fit into known spatial varieties.
Although the results need to be further studied, the researchers say they both determine how they can be used by spacecraft and how such varieties behave in the vicinity of Earth by controlling encounters with asteroids and meteorites.