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