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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

What’s the Best Way to Sail From World to World? Electric Sails or Solar Sails?

A new study compares two potential means of interstellar exploration, which could have implications for both space exploration and the…

3 months ago

Prototype of a Future Interstellar Probe was Just Tested on a Balloon

Researchers with the UCSB Experimental Cosmology Group recently conducted a successful stratospheric test of their wafercraft, which could be traveling…

9 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…

1 year ago

Exactly How We Would Send our First Laser-Powered Probe to Alpha Centauri

In a recent study, an international team of scientists present their concept for a lightsail and spacecraft that could make…

1 year ago

There Could be Hundreds of Interstellar Asteroids and Comets in the Solar System Right Now That we Could Study

According to a new study, there could be hundreds of identifiable objects in our Solar System like 'Oumuamua, some of…

1 year ago

Could Oumuamua Be an Extra-Terrestrial Solar Sail?

A new study by researchers from the CfA offers a compelling explanation for 'Oumuamua strange appearance and behavior - could…

1 year ago

Optical Rocket Boosts Electrons to Nearly the Speed of Light

In a new experiment, a team of researchers used laser pulses to accelerate photons to near the speed of light,…

1 year 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

Breakthrough Starshot is Now Looking for the Companies to Build its Laser-Powered Solar Sails to Other Stars

Breakthrough Starshot, a project that hopes to send a small spacecraft to Proxima Centauri in our lifetimes, is now looking…

2 years ago