Stephen Hawking’s Quest To Find Alien Life

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Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner are teaming up in a $100 million hunt for alien life that will rely on a fleet of postage stamp-sized spacecraft to explore the universe.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will also join Milner and Hawking on the board of Breakthrough Starshot, a philanthropic initiative to focus on space exploration and the search for life in the universe.

Astronomers believe an Earth-like planet could exist within the “habitable zones” of Alpha Centauri, the closest star system to Earth, located 25 trillion miles (or 4.37 light-years) away.

Breakthrough Starshot hopes to launch thousands of the tiny, light-propelled spacecraft called nanocrafts with the goal of reaching the star system in twenty years.

Each nanocraft is designed to fly at twenty percent the speed of light, on a sail pushed by a light beam, making it over a thousand times faster than today’s fastest spacecraft.

With conventional spacecraft technology, it would take 30,000 years to reach Alpha Centauri.

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“Earth is a wonderful place, but it might not last forever,” Hawking said in a statement.

“Sooner or later, we must look to the stars. Breakthrough Starshot is a very exciting first step on that journey.”

Each nanocraft would carry cameras, photon thrusters, power supplies, navigation and communication equipment, and the newly engineered “lightsail,” which would propel each probe.

If a single nanocraft makes it to Alpha Centauri after a 20-year journey, it would take an additional four years to transmit that information back to Earth.

Pete Worden, former director of NASA AMES Research Center, will lead the program, along with a committee of world-class scientists and engineers, team officials said.

The program faces significant research and engineering challenges, and is expected to take a few years to complete.

However, the proposed design has been created around technology that is either already available or likely to be attainable in the near future, according to the Breakthrough Starshot team.

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12 Comments

  1. Randy Lewis
    Randy Lewis 12 April, 2016, 18:46

    steve back from the dead ,,,,? thats a start huh>>>

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  2. Scott Patrick Anderton
    Scott Patrick Anderton 12 April, 2016, 23:36

    Keep an eye on this this will be the disclosure.

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  3. Andrew Walsh
    Andrew Walsh 13 April, 2016, 00:05

    that chrippel couldnt find his chair

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  4. Ryann Swanson
    Ryann Swanson 13 April, 2016, 00:17

    Wtf.. He said we shouldnt be searching for them as it’d be akin to the conqistadors/native americans…

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  5. Hunter Herman
    Hunter Herman 13 April, 2016, 02:47

    Look here on the Earth, in the Earth, Moon and Mars.

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  6. Dennis Hiley
    Dennis Hiley 13 April, 2016, 08:05

    Hawking is clever bloke and also a dick, they have been visiting us forever and if he’s not privvy to this info then he’s either being lied to or hes not being truthful to us…

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  7. Martin Leworthy
    Martin Leworthy 13 April, 2016, 19:31

    wasn’t funny Walsh

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  8. Frank Boyce
    Frank Boyce 13 April, 2016, 23:42

    stephen hawking is a dumb ass if he doest know that aliens have already been here and still are

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  9. Deb Paulsen
    Deb Paulsen 14 April, 2016, 00:04

    I know there are at least two distinct races

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