TITLE

How humans will travel to Alpha Centauri

AUTHOR(S)
Andrews, Bill
PUB. DATE
July 2012
SOURCE
Astronomy;Jul2012, Vol. 40 Issue 7, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the possibility of interstellar exploration to the Alpha (α) Centauri system based on humanity's current level of technology and interest, and describes the history of travel beyond the Earth. The nearest star to the Sun is the red dwarf Proxima Centauri, but it has no known orbiting planets. Astronomers discuss nuclear fission versus fusion powered spacecrafts, the heath of people traveling in space, and the cost of constructing and maintaining the craft.
ACCESSION #
77403604

 

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