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Starships that use magnetic fields to gather interstellar hydrogen, directing the gas into a fusion chamber which powers the ship, and doesn't need to carry its own fuel, unlike the slowboats.[1]

Although unable to exceed the speed of light, ramships often travel close to light-speed and experience pronounced relativistic effects.[1]

See also: Bussard Ramjet


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