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Breakthrough Starshot wants to get a nano-spacecraft to our neighboring star system in 20 years; also, Dartmouth ... - CNET;

Breakthrough Starshot wants to get a nano-spacecraft to our neighboring star system in 20 years; also, Dartmouth ... - CNET

CNETBreakthrough Starshot wants to get a nano-spacecraft to our neighboring star system in 20 years; also, Dartmouth ...CNETThe final installment of the newest Star Wars trilogy is hitting theaters sooner than we anticipated, but you'll be waiting even longer... Play video. Video: Top 5 ways to fix Superman. Top 5 ways to fix Superman. 2:47 April 24, 2017. The current ...and more »

Stephen Hawking, Mark Zuckerberg, Yuri Milner Launch $100M Space Project Called Breakthrough Starshot - Nature World News;

Stephen Hawking, Mark Zuckerberg, Yuri Milner Launch $100M Space Project Called Breakthrough Starshot - Nature World News

Nature World NewsStephen Hawking, Mark Zuckerberg, Yuri Milner Launch $100M Space Project Called Breakthrough StarshotNature World NewsNEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 12: (L-R) Professor Stephen Hawking, Theoretical physicist and Mathematician Freeman Dyson, Ann Druyan, Theoretical Physicist Avi Loeb, Dr. Mae Jemison and Dr. Pete Worden attend the New Space Exploration Initiative ...and more »

Is Alpha Centauri The Best Target For Mankind's First Interstellar Probe? - Tech Times;

Is Alpha Centauri The Best Target For Mankind's First Interstellar Probe? - Tech Times

Tech TimesIs Alpha Centauri The Best Target For Mankind's First Interstellar Probe?Tech TimesThe first visit to Alpha Centauri may be from hundreds of tiny spacecraft. What might these robotic explorers find when they arrive at our nearest stellar neighbor? ( Bryan Bedder | Getty Images ). Advertisement. Advertisement. Astrophysicist Stephen ...and more »

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces $100 Million project to send tiny space probes to investigate alien life! - India.com;

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces $100 Million project to send tiny space probes to investigate alien life! - India.com

India.comFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces $100 Million project to send tiny space probes to investigate alien life!India.comIn this initiative, Zuckerberg is joined by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner and renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. The project will send tiny light weight probes called nanocrafts moving at great speeds, to the nearest star system of Alpha Centauri.and more »

Stephen Hawking wants to send tiny lightsail spacecraft to Alpha Centauri (Tomorrow Daily 347) - CNET;

Stephen Hawking wants to send tiny lightsail spacecraft to Alpha Centauri (Tomorrow Daily 347) - CNET

CNETStephen Hawking wants to send tiny lightsail spacecraft to Alpha Centauri (Tomorrow Daily 347)CNETWe love the ambition of Stephen Hawking's Starshot Project, which believes it can send tiny spacecraft to Alpha Centauri within two decades -- a far cry from the 30,000 years it would take currently with standard space flight technology. Also ...and more »

Stephen Hawking Answers Our Questions On The Breakthrough Starshot Initiative - Popular Science;

Stephen Hawking Answers Our Questions On The Breakthrough Starshot Initiative - Popular Science

Popular ScienceStephen Hawking Answers Our Questions On The Breakthrough Starshot InitiativePopular ScienceThe astrophysicist joined investor Yuri Milner to announce a $100 million initiative to reach Alpha Centauri. Yesterday, Professor Stephen Hawking joined Yuri Milner, among others, onstage for the announcement of Breakthrough Starshot. The $100 million ...and more »

What Do We Know About Alpha Centauri? - Space.com;

What Do We Know About Alpha Centauri? - Space.com

Space.comWhat Do We Know About Alpha Centauri?Space.comThis wide-field view of the sky around the bright star Alpha Centauri was created from photographic images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The star appears so big just because of the scattering of light by the telescope's optics as well as ...and more »

20 Years to Alpha Centauri; NASA's Expandable Habitat; Elements of an Apology - Voice of America (blog);

20 Years to Alpha Centauri; NASA's Expandable Habitat; Elements of an Apology - Voice of America (blog)

Voice of America (blog)20 Years to Alpha Centauri; NASA's Expandable Habitat; Elements of an ApologyVoice of America (blog)This wide-field view of the sky around the bright star Alpha Centauri was created from photographic images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. (European Southern Observatory). Proposed Spacecraft Will Take 20 Years to Reach Alpha Centauri.and more »

Tiny 'StarChips' to explore Alpha Centauri on beams of light - The Weather Network;

Tiny 'StarChips' to explore Alpha Centauri on beams of light - The Weather Network

The Weather NetworkTiny 'StarChips' to explore Alpha Centauri on beams of lightThe Weather NetworkWednesday, April 13, 2016, 2:34 PM - Sending tiny laser-guided spacecraft to Alpha Centauri, timeshares on the International Space Station, and Kepler recovers from a serious glitch. It's What's Up In Space!and more »

Is the New $100 Million 'Starshot' for Real? - National Geographic;

Is the New $100 Million 'Starshot' for Real? - National Geographic

National GeographicIs the New $100 Million 'Starshot' for Real?National GeographicBacked by Stephen Hawking, the plan to laser-blast tiny spacecraft to Alpha Centauri still has a few kinks to work out. picture of Alpha Centauri. Best visible in the southern sky, the bright blue star Alpha Centauri is really a system of three stars ...and more »

Hawking Supports Tiny Spacecraft To Alpha Centauri - Universe Today;

Hawking Supports Tiny Spacecraft To Alpha Centauri - Universe Today

Universe TodayHawking Supports Tiny Spacecraft To Alpha CentauriUniverse TodayEven if we beat global warming, and survive long enough to face and survive the next ice age, Earth will still die. Even if we build a peaceful civilization, protect the planet from asteroids, fight off mutant plagues and whatever else comes our way ...and more »

Mark Zuckerberg Launches $100 Million Initiative to Send Tiny Space Probes to Explore Stars - Newsweek;

Mark Zuckerberg Launches $100 Million Initiative to Send Tiny Space Probes to Explore Stars - Newsweek

NewsweekMark Zuckerberg Launches $100 Million Initiative to Send Tiny Space Probes to Explore StarsNewsweek413_Starshot Using ground-based laser light beamers from Earth, ultralight nanocrafts will travel to nearby stars at speeds of up to 100 million miles an hour, according to the plans for Breakthrough Starshot. Mark Zuckerberg/Facebook. Tech & Science ...and more »

What is the spacecraft Stephen Hawking thinks will find alien life? - Globalnews.ca;

What is the spacecraft Stephen Hawking thinks will find alien life? - Globalnews.ca

Globalnews.caWhat is the spacecraft Stephen Hawking thinks will find alien life?Globalnews.caWATCH: Billionaire Yuri Milner, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and famed physicist Stephen Hawking have an ambitious new plan for travel beyond our solar system. But as Mike Drolet reports, it comes with a catch.and more »

Billionaires Will Need One Heckuva Giant Space Laser For Their Probe To Alpha Centauri - Forbes;

Billionaires Will Need One Heckuva Giant Space Laser For Their Probe To Alpha Centauri - Forbes

ForbesBillionaires Will Need One Heckuva Giant Space Laser For Their Probe To Alpha CentauriForbesThere's an inspirational story out this week about the cool stuff billionaires spend their money on. Internet billionaire Yuri Milner is teaming up with astro-genius Stephen Hawking and Mark Zuckerberg to invest $100 million to design a fleet of ...and more »

Here's How Stephen Hawking's Interstellar Nanocraft Will Help Us Find Alien LIfe - Outer Places;

Here's How Stephen Hawking's Interstellar Nanocraft Will Help Us Find Alien LIfe - Outer Places

Outer PlacesHere's How Stephen Hawking's Interstellar Nanocraft Will Help Us Find Alien LIfeOuter PlacesYesterday, Stephen Hawking and billionaire Yuri Milner announced Breakthrough Starshot, a project that aims to build tiny, light-powered "nanocrafts" that could travel to interstellar space. The technology is still partially speculative as of now, but ...and more »

These Tiny Spaceships Will Hunt for Alien Life - Newsweek;

These Tiny Spaceships Will Hunt for Alien Life - Newsweek

NewsweekThese Tiny Spaceships Will Hunt for Alien LifeNewsweekspace aliens kicksat sprite spaceship Tiny spacecraft—equipped with cameras, photon thrusters and communication equipment—could reach our neighbouring star system Alpha Centauri in just 20 years. Zachary Manchester. Tech & Science Space.and more »

Stephen Hawking: We Probably Won't Find Aliens Anytime Soon - Live Science;

Stephen Hawking: We Probably Won't Find Aliens Anytime Soon - Live Science

Live ScienceStephen Hawking: We Probably Won't Find Aliens Anytime SoonLive ScienceWill humanity find intelligent alien life anytime soon? Probably not, according to theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. Hawking made the prediction yesterday (April 12) during the Breakthrough Starshot announcement in New York City. At the news ...and more »

Hawking, Zuckerberg unveil $10B plan to reach Alpha Centauri in 20 years - ExtremeTech;

Hawking, Zuckerberg unveil $10B plan to reach Alpha Centauri in 20 years - ExtremeTech

ExtremeTechHawking, Zuckerberg unveil $10B plan to reach Alpha Centauri in 20 yearsExtremeTechA group called Breakthrough Initiatives, headed by Stephen Hawking, Russian philanthropist Yuri Milner, and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, has maybe the most ambitious plan in human history: send a man-made mission to another star.and more »

Stephen Hawking Backs Project To Blast Tiny Ships Into Space - NDTV;

Stephen Hawking Backs Project To Blast Tiny Ships Into Space - NDTV

NDTVStephen Hawking Backs Project To Blast Tiny Ships Into SpaceNDTVRenowned British physicist Stephen Hawking in collaboration with Facebook is backing a new USD 100 million interstellar project. (File Photo). London: Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking in collaboration with Facebook is backing a new USD 100 ...and more »

Stephen Hawking and Yuri Milner plan to build interstellar spacecraft - Hack Read;

Stephen Hawking and Yuri Milner plan to build interstellar spacecraft - Hack Read

Hack ReadStephen Hawking and Yuri Milner plan to build interstellar spacecraftHack ReadYou must be familiar with Stephen Hawking's views on aliens waiting to destroy our planet but now things are getting a little bit crazy as he and a Russian businessman plan to build an interstellar spacecraft to better understand the cosmos. The search ...and more »