We Are Going Interstellar

Tech and Science News: We Are Going Interstellar

Russian billionaire Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking have proposed a project to send space probes the size of iPhones to the nearest star system... using lasers?

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  • Orrenman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Don't Call it a Comeback

    1 year ago

    wait, watt's the unite for power?

  • adoorable_door FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Chromophobic

    1 year ago

    Giga-what's?

  • NeutrinoBeam FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    For those not familiar with imperial or cosmological units (given times of first reference)

    • 1:11: 4 light years = 38,000,000,000,000 km = 23,000,000,000,000 miles
    • 1:31: 1/5 speed of light = 60,000 km/s = 37,000 miles/s
    • 2:56: 40,000 miles per hour = 64,000 km/h
    • 3:14: 17,000 miles per hour = 27,000 km/h
    • 4:52: 10 ft to 12 ft = 3 m to 4 m
    • 5:00 1 mile = 1.6 km
  • someguyontheinternet FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    This is incredibly unfeasible and crazy, I love it we need more missions and ideas like these!

  • DarkTempler7 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    So Hawking wants to send things to space but hopes no one finds us? How is he considered one of the smartest people on Earth?

    • cpond1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      When he says he hopes they don't find us he means that he hopes they don't find us here, stuck on our planet. If we find them somewhere far in outer space. It's fine. If they find us here, it means they were coming here for something, more likely resources than a friendly chat.

  • TinyInfinity FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    This is awesome! Thanks for reporting on this stuff! I funded a kickstarter Bill Nye did with the Planetary Society to launch a solar sail that ran off light from stars, my name is in space now :P