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SPACE: NASA is planning the first interstellar mission, a trip to the Alpha Centauri system.
If you thought NASA was playing the long game with its plan to put people on Mars in the 2030s, you haven't seen anything yet. New Scientist has learned that a team at the administration's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has started planning a mission that would send a spacecraft to the Alpha Centauri system in... Show More Summary
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NASA is prepping for a trip to the nearby three-star Alpha Centauri system—in 2069. That’s my kind of advanced planning. The mission, first announced by New Scientist, would include a 44-year-long expedition to […] The post NASA Planning Mission to Alpha Centauri—in 2069 appeared first on Geek.com.
Mankind hasn't yet explored some of the most interesting objects in our own solar system — heck, we still don't even know all that much about Earth itself — but that isn't stopping NASA from setting its sights at a destination so distant that it would take decades for a spacecraft to even get there. Show More Summary
We already know there's at least one planet out there, so it's hard to resist looking for life.
NASA is sketching out plans to send a probe to visit Alpha Centauri, our nearest star system, along with a massive telescope to watch its journey from home
Knowing what we haven't found can help scientists see what they could still be missing.
"The universe has told us the most common types of planets are small planets, and our study shows these are exactly the ones that are most likely to be orbiting Alpha Centauri A and B," said Yale astronomer Debra Fischer,...
(Yale University) Yale astronomers have taken a fresh look at the nearby Alpha Centauri star system and found new ways to narrow the search for habitable planets there. According to a study led by Professor Debra Fischer and graduate student Lily Zhao, there may be small, Earth-like planets in Alpha Centauri that have been overlooked. Show More Summary
Yale astronomers have taken a fresh look at the nearby Alpha Centauri star system and found new ways to narrow the search for habitable planets there.
Our nearest stellar neighbor, Alpha Centauri, is just four light-years from Earth, and while that's pretty close in the grand scheme of things, we can't just pop over to borrow some milk. With our current technology, the journey would...Show More Summary
With a miniaturised space probe capable of accelerating to a quarter of the speed of light, we could reach Alpha Centauri, the nearest star, in 20 to 50 years. However, without a mechanism to slow it down, the space probe could only collect data from the star and its planets as it zoomed past. Show More Summary
(Goethe University Frankfurt) With a miniaturized space probe capable of being accelerated to a quarter of the speed of light, we could reach Alpha Centauri, our nearest star, in 20 to 50 years. However, without a mechanism to slow it down, the space probe could only collect data from the star and its planets as it zoomed past. Show More Summary
The second-closest, properly sunlike star seems to be at least as interesting as the Alpha Centauri stars -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The second-closest, properly sun-like star seems to be at least as interesting as the Alpha Centauri stars -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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