"It would be the moment when human culture goes interstellar."
"If this works out, then humanity can really go interstellar."
Let's check out where we are when it comes to interstellar space travel.
It's time to start looking for some new worlds to visit.
Space exploration has come a long way since the first primitive satellites—we’ve visited all the canonical planets, and laid the groundwork for the next stage of discovery and colonization. A new, more lasting space race is about to begin. Here’s the second part of our 100-year forecast of future space exploration.
Humans dreams big—and, better yet, we make those dreams a reality. It’s enabled us to tame nature, build new nations, defeat disease, defy gravity and even reach the Moon. And we’re not done yet—not by a long shot. From the quantum internet to terraforming Mars, here are some of mankind’s most ambitious future moonshots.
The solar neighborhood is a dynamic and ever-changing environment—and it wasn’t always the placid, low-key one we know today. Some of its residents have included—or will include—eclipsing binaries, giant stars, and side-swiping interlopers. Here’s a look at our Sun’s most thrilling past and future encounters.
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.
It’s been said that to apply one’s imagination to the possibilities of the future is a valuable spiritual exercise. We heartily agree—and what could be more spiritually gratifying than to imagine the future possibilities of human evolution? Come along as we take a journey into the strange and unfamiliar country of our species’ evolutionary future.
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