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.
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.
To Get to An Alien Star, Scientists Launched the Tiniest Spacecraft Ever
Breakthrough Starshot wants to go to Alpha Centauri.
Guide To Games
Dystopian Strategy Game 'Alpha Centauri' is a Little Too 2017
The classic strategy title has never felt more relevant.
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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.
Opinion and Analysis
Stephen Hawking's Plan to Blast a Tiny Ship to Another Star With Giant Lasers May Work
Breakthrough Starshot is a new project, introduced by Stephen Hawking, to send a spacecraft to another star. It wouldn't happen for decades — if it happens at all — but it's the first-ever proposal for interstellar travel that might actually work.
Astronomers Discover Three Habitable Planets, So When Can We Visit?
Remember when everyone thought that Earth was the only planet in the universe?
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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...