Like, can we even do that?
The closest potentially habitable planet has an intriguing interior
We need tiny spaceships. Lots of 'em.
Now to figure out if it has liquid water. Or an atmosphere.
Sid Meier and Yuri Milner know why
Seeking a distant pale blue dot
The star system is 25 trillion miles away
Going to Alpha Centauri "within a generation"
The enormously ambitious mission faces a few challenges
Stars tell stories, guide explorers, and help scientists talk about the galaxy.
Here's what the astrophysicist says about the future of space exploration
Before Breakthrough Starshot goes interstellar, let's test the laser sails
Shooting for the stars.
Now, the KickSat may power Yuri Milner's $100 million Breakthrough Starshot Project
It could be 20 or 30 years until we can build a laser big enough
When you're traveling this fast, every little speck counts
Instead of hosting planet-friendly dust, Proxima Centauri spews radiation.
Directed energy may be the key to rapid interstellar travel
A potentially habitable world only 4.2 light years away
Breakthrough Starshot, but for romantics
You have died of dysentary
Giant planet orbits three stars at once
Autonomous science-bots will make it easier to explore our solar system … and beyond.