Breakthrough Initiatives

What’s the Most Effective Way to Explore our Nearest Stars?

It was 1903 that the Wright brothers made the first successful self-propelled flight. Launching themselves to history, they set the…

2 months ago

Starshot … Not? Get a Reality Check on the Search for Alien Civilizations

Fortunately, the real-world search for signs of extraterrestrial civilizations doesn’t have to deal with an alien armada like the one…

3 months ago

How Could Laser-Driven Lightsails Remain Stable?

How can we send spacecraft to other star systems? One proposed by Breakthrough Foundation is the Starshot, which uses high-powered…

5 months ago

Is Humanity Ready to Realize the Dream of Interstellar Travel?

For generations, humans have dreamed, speculated, and theorized about the possibility of journeying to distant stars, finding habitable planets around…

10 months ago

Universe Today Interviews Author, Engineer & Technologist Les Johnson About the 8th Interstellar Symposium

Universe Today sat down with NASA technologist, engineer, and author Les Johnson as he talked about some of the highlights…

10 months ago

A New Mission Will Search for Habitable Planets at Alpha Centauri

The TOLIMAN space telescope will search for exoplanets next door, and has contracted with EnduroSat to make that happen.

1 year ago

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…

3 years ago

Will Water Bears be the First Interstellar Astronauts?

A new study conducted with support from NASA considers sending "Water Bears" on the first interstellar voyages instead of humans.

3 years ago

Sending a Spacecraft to Another Star Will Require a Million Lasers Working Together

New research from the Australia National University shows that millions of lasers are the way to propel Breakthrough Starshot on…

3 years ago

SETI Researchers Release Petabytes of Data in the Search For Aliens

Breakthrough Listen, the most extensive SETI survey in history, has just made its second release of data, and its once…

4 years ago