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How to shield a probe for trip to Alpha Centauri

The scientists behind the Breakthrough Starshot mission are already fine-tuning the design for their nano-probes to increase the odds they’ll survive the trip to Proxima Centauri b. In a paper posted to the arXiv pre-print server last week, researchers lay … Continue reading

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6 small steps toward cooler spaceships

SPOKANE, Wash. — Is there a better way to power a spaceship? The basic tools of the rocket trade have been refined over the course of nearly nine decades, but there’s only so far the physics will take us. If we ever … Continue reading

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