Category: Science & Technology

We Could Visit Another Star System In Just 69 Years
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MNN – Mother Nature Network

When news broke last year that an Earth-like planet was found orbiting the habitable zone of our nearest star neighbor, Proxima Centauri, scientists began to dream that we might visit it within our lifetimes. After all, Proxima Centauri is only 4.24 light-years away, and according to some experimental methods that might make it reachable in just over 20 years, using probes. The only problem? To reach Proxima Centauri so quickly, those probes wouldn’t be able to slow down. So it would have to be a very brief fly-by mission, with barely more than a few seconds to study the star system up-close. For those who want to stick around for a while in an alien star system, it would take a different sort …

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NASA Has Released A New Image Showing Earth From A Never-Before-Seen Angle
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Katie Avis-Riordan,Country Living

A photo can be even more impressive when taken from the right angle. And a perfect example of this is a new NASA image of Earth taken from 870 million miles away and pictured between the rings of Saturn. A NASA spacecraft captured the astonishing image of our planet, which appears as a tiny white dot much like the stars we see in the night sky. It’s amazing to think we all live on this little speck…

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