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3.21.19

The ‘Halo Drive’ Would Shoot Lasers at Black Holes to Explore the Milky Way

“If we can’t build something capable of delivering astronomical levels of energy, perhaps we could instead steal the energy from an astronomical object.”

9.28.18

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.

4.12.17

NASA's Newest Interstellar Concepts Rely on Huge Laser Arrays and Gravity Surfing

Interstellar travel is evolving into a legitimate engineering challenge, rather than an idealistic pipe dream.

2.22.17

There'd Better Be Some Goddamn Aliens in This Solar System Loaded With Earth-Sized Planets

A newly discovered seven-planet system is our “best bet” for finding life.

8.24.16

The Sun’s Closest Neighbor Has Its Own Earth-Sized World

“The search for life on Proxima b comes next.”

4.13.16
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