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Do Aliens Live at Alpha Centauri? NASA Wants to Send a Mission in 2069 to Find Out
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
In 2069, if all goes according to plan, NASA could launch a spacecraft bound to escape our solar system and visit our next-door neighbors in space, the three-star Alpha Centauri system, according to a mission concept presented last week at the annual conference of the American Geophysical Union and reported by New Scientist. The mission, which is pegged to the 100th anniversary of the moon landing, would also involve traveling at one-tenth the speed of light. This isn't the first time the idea of visiting Alpha Centauri at that speed and on that timeline has been suggested. read more


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