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An illustration of a Breakthrough Starshot "nanocraft" being propelled toward the Alpha Centauri star system with a powerful laser beam.

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."
Yuri Milner.

The Kremlin invested ‘hundreds of millions’ in Twitter and Facebook through Kushner associate Yuri Milner

Two Russian state-owned enterprises invested in Facebook and Twitter through Yuri Milner, the billionaire tech investor associated with Jared Kushner.

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.

A Russian billionaire has a crazy plan to reach a nearby planet that might harbor life

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.

Russian billionaire and space VC Yuri Milner shows off the world’s smallest spaceship

It's the size of a micro-memory chip and is meant for exploration

Billionaire investor Yuri Milner likened his $100 million space venture to spending 200 years building a cathedral

"When people starting building cathedrals, they knew that it would take 200 years to build."

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.

Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner are launching a $100-million initiative to send 100-million-mile-an-hour bots to Alpha Centauri

The $100 million initiative intends to develop light-propelled nanobots to get us to Alpha Centauri, the next closest star system to our Solar System.

Here’s why billionaire investor Yuri Milner has 50 TVs in his home

Billionaire investor Yuri Milner lives by a routine. Every day, he wears nearly the same outfit and eats nearly the same meals.

The man leading the search for alien life says Silicon Valley dropped the ball

Frank Drake, the chairman ermeritus of SETI, says that funding from Silicon Valley to find alien life has dried up.