Link: Starshot: Stephen Hawking’s $100 Million Project Will Send Probes to Alpha Centauri

Starshot: Stephen Hawking’s $100 Million Project Will Send Probes to Alpha Centauri

On April 12 famous astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and billionaire entrepreneur and investor Yuri Milner announced an ambitious plan to send a probe to our nearest star, Alpha Centauri, within a generation.

Alpha Centauri is over 4 light-years away, or about 25.6 trillion miles away, but Milner is investing $100 million in a research project called “Starshot” to send a probe to Alpha Centauri, and he thinks we could do it in 20 years.

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