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A startup is developing a 100-gigawatt laser to propel a probe to another star system. That may be powerful enough to ‘ignite an entire city....
Breakthrough Starshot wants to use lasers to propel probes to Alpha Centauri. But chief engineer Peter Klupar said they "could ignite an entire city."
A Russian billionaire has launched the smallest-ever spacecraft into orbit — a key step to reaching a nearby star system
The ultimate goal of Breakthrough Starshot is to fly past and photograph any planets in Alpha Centauri.
Project Blue hopes to use a washing-machine-size observatory 4.4 light-years away.
Stephen Hawking and billionaire investor Yuri Milner want to use the ‘Silicon Valley approach to space’ to find life beyond our planet
A $100-million initiative includes a plan to use solar sails to search for life in parts of the universe that, until now, have been far out of our reach.