Breakthrough Initiatives

A “Breakthrough” to Search for Planets in Closest Star System to Earth

The European Southern Observatory and Breakthrough Initiatives have come together for purpose of finding habitable planets beyond Earth.

5 years ago

What’s the Most Stable Shape for an Interstellar Lightsail?

A recent study by an international team of scientists looked at Project Starshot and assessed the likelihood of its success,…

6 years ago

Shields Up, Mr. Sulu! Cruising At 20% Speed Of Light Has Some Inherent Risks

A recent study by funded by Starshot attempts to address one of the biggest challenges in interstellar travel - the…

6 years ago

Finding Aliens May Be Even Easier Than Previously Thought

Thanks to breakthroughs like Breakthrough Starshot, it may be easier to find extra-terrestrial intelligence, by looking for signs of laser…

6 years ago

Is Alpha Centauri The Best Place To Look For Aliens?

With all the attention Breakthrough Starshot has been getting some are wondering if Alpha Cantauri is the best place to…

6 years ago