"If this works out, then humanity can really go interstellar."
Our future home could be in the solar system next door.
It's time to start looking for some new worlds to visit.
The “Breakthrough Initiatives” seek to answer one of the most pressing questions of our day: are we alone in the universe? Breakthrough Listen will scan the skies for alien signals, while Breakthrough Starshot aims to develop interstellar craft to explore alien worlds. Here’s a look at this ambitious program of research.
Our space probes have reached nearly every corner of the Solar System—so our restless species sets its sights on remoter shores. The recent discovery of a potentially habitable planet around our nearest stellar neighbor has us wondering: what else is out there? Here’s a look at the most intriguing targets in the Solar Neighborhood.
Apart from the aliens and the space monsters, of course.
And if it works, it could arrive by 2060.
This tech could reach the Alpha Centauri system in just 20 years.
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