Alpha Centauri

Holograms

Scientists Want to Send Holographic Messages to Nearby Stars on Light Sails

The unique properties of holograms could be used to stabilize spacecraft and carry huge amounts of data to the universe.
Becky Ferreira
9.28.18
EmDrive

A German Team Is Now Trying to Make the ‘Impossible’ EmDrive Engine

German physicists launched the SpaceDrive project to explore possible sources of error in EmDrive experiments. Their first experiment identified a possible source of false positives in past successful EmDrive tests.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.21.18
nanobots

To Get to An Alien Star, Scientists Launched the Tiniest Spacecraft Ever

Breakthrough Starshot wants to go to Alpha Centauri.
Jacob Dubé
7.27.17
Guide To Games

Dystopian Strategy Game 'Alpha Centauri' is a Little Too 2017

The classic strategy title has never felt more relevant.
Rob Zacny
5.31.17
humans of the year

If We Colonize a Neighboring Solar System, Thank Guillem Anglada-Escudé

The man who discovered Proxima Centauri b says he was inspired by sci-fi to search for other worlds for humans to colonize.
Liv Grant
4.13.17
Motherboard Blog

Astronomers Discover Three Habitable Planets, So When Can We Visit?

Remember when everyone thought that Earth was the only planet in the universe?
Adam Clark Estes
12.18.12
Motherboard Blog

Our Nearest Neighbor Star Hosts an Earth-Mass Planet

An Earth-ish planet orbiting a red dwarf star would be the saddest thing. A perfect ball of rock, featuring plenty of carbon and water and methane, orbiting a dark star with no visible light, and stuck in tidal lock. That is, it orbits the star so...
Michael Byrne
10.17.12