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JWinner

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Is anyone else here a bit of a physics nerd?

Was reading this morning about Breakthrough Starshot. Starshot is a research and engineering project that aims to make small nano craft (about the size of a postage stamp) that will be “light sail interstellar probes” that will be fired via lasers. They will travel at a fraction of the speed of light (about a 5th of the speed of light) which means they could reach the next closest star in about 20 years. Anyone know more?
 

JWinner

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Can we please talk more about this and what we are likely to find at Proxima B - the planet in the Goldilocks zone of Proxima centuri . I suppose the real question is our thoughts on life occuring elsewhere where liquid water flows on the surface of a rocky planet.
 

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