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Professor Steven Hawking announces mission to Alpha Centauri

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Alan H
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Professor Steven Hawking announces mission to Alpha Centauri

#1 Post by Alan H » April 12th, 2016, 5:49 pm

Professor Steven Hawking announces mission to Alpha Centauri
Professor Stephen Hawking has announced an astonishing space mission to send a probe to our nearest star system Alpha Centauri.

The project, which is being funded by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, will see a tiny spaceship, weighing less than a gram travelling trillions of miles, and 4.3 light years, in just 20 years.
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Re: Professor Steven Hawking announces mission to Alpha Centauri

#2 Post by Dave B » April 12th, 2016, 6:23 pm

Someone is going to heed to do some very hard sums to get the vectors right for that distance/time!

Then a micrometeor is going to be in the statistically incredibly minutely possible wrong place at the ststistically incredibly minutely possible wrong time and - zzzaaappp! :wink:
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