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The Limits of Solar Power

Posted 8 Jan 2002 at 15:29 UTC by steve Share This

How far from Earth can autonomous space probes rely on solar power? About 4AU right now, according to a new NASA article. Advances in photovoltaic cells continue to extend the distance, however, and may someday provide power beyond the limits of our solar system.

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