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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.
Proxima b, the closest Earth-size rocky planet, may be habitable — and NASA's James Webb Space Telescope may get a crucial first glimpse of the world.
Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking's Starshot mission might change course to pass the dim red star Proxima Centauri and photograph its rocky planet, Proxima b.
Proxima b, an Earth-size rocky planet that orbits the star Proxima Centauri, may be one of the most numerous types of habitable exoplanets in the Milky Way.