Hannah Devlin explores the Breakthrough Starshot Initiative, which aims to use lasers to propel spherical sails to Alpha Centauri - our closest star system - over four light years away Subscribe & Review on iTunes, Soundcloud, Audioboom,...Show More Summary
Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Earth (only 4.28 light-years away) is getting a lot of attention these days. It hosts a planet, Proxima Cen b, whose mass is about 1.3 Earth-mass (though it could be larger, depending on the angle at which we are viewing it). Show More Summary
Humans (not you, you’ll be dead) are going to have to live somewhere other than Earth eventually. There might be some options for new homes on Mars, the planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, or even one of the planets in the Trappist-1 system. But what about the Moon for starters? It’s round like our Earth, it’s close,… Read more...
Digital versions of 4X games are tricky to pull off partly because of how demanding the genre can be in terms of time. Offworld Games is hoping to adapt the board game Exodus: Proxima Centauri into a great 4X digital game that will be easy to learn and easy to use, so hopefully the game
Xur, Destiny’s travelling weekend Exotic trader, premier fashioner of automated musical art installations, and maker of the finest cup of tea in Earth’s northern hemisphere (some of the guys over at Proxima Centauri have slightly got the edge, due to their advanced quantum straining technology), is back
With the likes of an Earth-mass world orbiting Proxima Centauri and a staggeringly photorealistic better-than-the-real-thing rendering of Kepler 186f, it’s gotten increasingly difficult to mount a planet discovery press conference that achieves adequate signal-to-noise. Show More Summary
When Proxima Centauri b was first discovered, many scientists had high hopes for it to inhabit living organisms. However, a new study published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters shows that we probably shouldn't expect too much. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »
New study says nearby earth-mass planet Proxima Centauri b may not be habitable after all. The implications for astrobiology aren't good.
Last year, astronomers announced the discovery of Proxima b, a potentially habitable planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, which at just four light years away is the closest star to our solar system. But a team of NASA scientists is looking to change the way habitable zones are defined by taking into account the impacts of space weather. Show More Summary
"If we want to find an exoplanet that can develop and sustain life, we must figure out which stars make the best parents," said Vladimir Airapetian, lead author of the paper and a solar scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight...
The probe could potentially reach Proxima Centauri in as little as 20 years. After we figure out how to build it, that is. The post Scientists devise tiny spacecraft with giant light sails to visit nearest exoplanet appeared first on ExtremeTech.
The Breakthrough Starshot project plans to send small spacecraft to Proxima Centauri, and it could use the light of Alpha Centauri it get there.
Hands down, the biggest science story of 2016 was the detection of gravitational waves. Even the discovery of the planet Proxima Centauri B takes second seat to it. Gravitational waves are ripples in the very fabric of spacetime, created when massive objects are accelerated. Show More Summary
From here to there to Proxima Centauri B.
Thoughts on a few benchmark dates for pushing humanity offworld and beyond the solar system. Here are few estimates for when we should expect future milestones in our crewed voyages beyond low-Earth orbit and to Proxima Centauri b.
Sci-Fi authors envision moon hospitals, babies in space, and Proxima Centauri trips.
After a century of speculation, we now know the little planet-bearing star revolves around Alpha Centauri A and B every 550,000 years
Scientists in Australia are aiming a huge dish telescope at Proxima Centauri, one of our close solar neighbors, joining the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Proxima Centauri is a red dwarf star a mere 4.25 light years from us, where an Earth-like planet ? dubbed Proxima b ? is believed in orbit. Show More Summary
"First light" for Breakthrough Listen at Parkes Telescope in New South Wales was achieved today with an observation of the newly-discovered Earth-size planet orbiting the nearest star to our Sun, Proxima Centauri, a red dwarf star 4.3 light years from...
In August 2016, the announcement of the discovery of a terrestrial exoplanet orbiting in the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri (artists impression above) stimulated the imagination of experts and the general public. This star is the nearest star to our...