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Blog posts: Astronomical Target

Project Voyager – A Map to Navigate our Dynamic Universe

This is an excerpt taken from a recent article by Zachary Fejes on Discovery Space News. The full article on Discovery can be found here.   “Indulge me, for a moment, in a brief thought experiment. You have just become the pilot of ...

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Enceladus

Enceladus, only about 500 km in diameter and once believed too small to be active, has been found one of the most geologically dynamic objects in the Solar System. An icy moon of Saturn, it is considered along with Jupiter’s Europa one of ...

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Alpha Centauri Bb: An Interstellar Target?

By Dr. Ian O’Neill Full Article Can Be Found on Discovery Space News: Alpha Centauri Bb: An Interstellar Target? A little exoplanet living in a neighboring star system has caused a very big stir this week. It may be too hot for life ...

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Project Icarus and Alpha Centauri B b: Target found?

The news that an Earth-mass planet has probably been discovered in orbit around alpha Centauri B has a big impact on Project Icarus. If this news is confirmed, then it means our nearest stellar neighbor has at least one planet. Overnight, alpha Centauri ...

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Which Exoplanet to Visit?

Project Icarus is tasked with designing an interstellar spacecraft capable of exploring nearby stars and studying their planetary systems up close. The unmanned space vehicle—inspired by nuclear pulse propulsion studies by the British Interplanetary Society in the 1970s—will ideally reach its target star ...

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