A little dose of reality today...
Most self-respecting starships in science fiction stories use antimatter as fuel for a good reason – it’s the most potent fuel known. While tons of chemical fuel are needed to propel a human mission to Mars, just tens of milligrams of antimatter will do (a milligram is about one-thousandth the weight of a piece of the original M&M candy).
However, in reality this power comes with a price. Some antimatter reactions produce blasts of high energy gamma rays. Gamma rays are like X-rays on steroids. They penetrate matter and break apart molecules in cells, so they are not healthy to be around. High-energy gamma rays can also make the engines radioactive by fragmenting atoms of the engine material. Read the rest of the article RIGHT HERE!
NASA x-43A Hypersonic Experimental Vehicle concept
NASA x-43B concept
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Scott has been crazy busy on his book BLAST which will drop around March of 2012. It will feature art from Scott as well as Danny Gardner ...
Donald's image portfolio on CGHub. Concept vehicle. Keywords: science fiction sci-fi concept futuristic helicopter gunship design...
It is super hard for me to believe that Mobeius is gone. Jean Henri Gaston Giraud passed away at the age of 73 on March 10, 2012. I remembe...
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Sadly, We lost a big legend in the Sci-Fi concept art world yesterday. Mr. Ralph McQuarrie has passed away at the age of 82. I've alway...
Spaceship concept art for Rogue One by Thom Tenery , James Clyne , Doug Chiang and Ryan Church . HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Keywords: star...
Spaceship concept art by our super good friend Colie Wertz. Colie has done some modeling for the new STAR WARS: Rogue One film. Congrats Co...
The results of the THRUST competition are in! Thanks for everyone who entered and all of the wonderful people that helped make THRUST a suc...
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