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December 22nd, 2006
The Space agency awards a two-year grant to use nanotechnology to improve the efficiency and radiation-resistance of solar cells for spacecraft.
Just as mileage limits how far your car can go, the limitations of today's solar panels restrict how far deep-space exploration craft can go before they run out of power. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, however, are part of a team to improve our interstellar mileage.
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