Annihilation Rocket Engine

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Annihilation Rocket Engine

 

a hypothetical photon rocket engine in which energy would be generated from the annihilation of matter—that is, from the interaction of particles and antiparticles during their complete conversion into photons.

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