alpha centauri

A Space Telescope With one job: Find Habitable Planets at Alpha Centauri

Breakthrough Initiatives just announced a collaborative effort to launch a space telescope that will search for habitable planets around Alpha…

10 months ago

A New Way to Search for Exomoons

We'd love to find another planet like Earth. Not exactly like Earth; that's kind of ridiculous and probably a little…

1 year ago

This is how you get Tatooines. Binary Star Planet Formation

One of the less appreciated aspects of George Lucas’ vision for Star Wars was that he predicted the existence of…

1 year ago

A Review of “Extraterrestrial” by Prof. Avi Loeb

Professor Avi Loeb's new book, Extraterrestrial, tells the tale of how he 'Oumuamua may be humanity's first interstellar messenger.

2 years ago

Possible Super-Earth in the Habitable Zone at Alpha Centauri

Astronomers using a new technique may have not only found a super-Earth at a neighbouring star, but they may also…

2 years ago

A 2nd Planet has been Confirmed for Proxima Centauri

Our closest stellar neighbour is Proxima Centauri, a small red dwarf star about 4.2 light years away from us. It's…

2 years ago

How Will we Receive Signals From Interstellar Probes, Like Starshot?

A new study takes a look at the challenges of sending and receiving data over interstellar distances using tight-beam lasers

2 years ago

What is a Generation Ship?

The concept of a Generation Ship is a time-honored one, but is it the best way to send an interstellar…

3 years ago

Of the Two Stars in Alpha Centauri, One is Probably More Habitable than the Other

A new study has shown that the Alpha Centauri is not likely to support life and that one of its…

3 years ago

New Instrument is Searching for Planets Around Alpha Centauri

Alpha Centauri is the closest star system to us, at 4.37 light-years (about 25 trillion miles) away. In 2016, astronomers…

3 years ago