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Reach for the Stars

Reach for the Stars

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Tuesday, April 12, 2016/Categories: space science, adventure

                     Artist Concept Starshot (credit: Breakthrough Initiatives)

People are often told to 'reach for the stars'. Now a famous entrepenuer and and cosmologist are going to do just that.

The Russian billionaire Yuri Milner and physicist Stephen Hawking have announced a project, the Breakthrough Starshot, that aims to reach the star closest to Earth, 4.37 light years away, in just one generation. Using a variety of electronic and laser technologies the project will create tiny nanocrafts that will travel the distance to Alpha Centauri in 20 years.

Good luck and send back some photos!

WHB

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