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 within 100 years after launch.

So the Icarus spacecraft is planned to take us beyond our solar system to neighboring stars, where should it go first?

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