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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…

2 months 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…

7 months ago

What Would be the Benefits of an Interstellar Probe?

A new study from the Initiative for Interstellar Studies outlines the benefits and requirements of sending a probe on an…

12 months ago

What Would a Camera on a Breakthrough Starshot Spacecraft See if it’s Going at High Velocity?

In a recent study, a pair of astrophysicists suggest that Breakthrough Starshot could also test Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity…

2 years ago

Chandra Observatory Checks to Make Sure Alpha Centauri is Safe, You Know, in Case We Decide to Visit

Using over a decade of data collected by the Chandra X-ray observatory, a new study indicates that the Alpha Centauri…

2 years ago

Astronomers Figure Out a New Way to Search for Planets at Alpha Centauri

A mew study by a team of exoplanet scientists has revealed what kinds of planets are likely to lurk around…

2 years ago

Could Magnetic Sails Slow an Interstellar Spacecraft Enough?

A new study by Professor Claudius Gros - who proposed The Genesis Project - indicates how magnetic sails could be…

2 years ago

Project Blue: Building a Space Telescope that Could Directly Observe Planets Around Alpha Centauri

An international consortium of scientists known as Project Blue hopes to crowdfund the creation of a space telescope that will…

2 years ago

Breakthrough Lofts the Smallest Satellites Ever, not Interstellar Yet, but a Step Forward

Breakthrough Initiatives achieved a major milestone with the recent deployment of their Sprite satellites, the smallest satellites in history.

2 years ago

A Novel Concept For Braking Breakthrough Starshot

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute have come up with an interesting way to slow down Starshot's mission to Alpha…

3 years ago