Super-Fast Spacecraft Could Slow Down Using Alpha Centauri’s Starlight as Brakes

Traveling at 20 percent the speed of light, scientists are worried that the Hawking-backed Breakthrough Starshot nanoprobes will be moving too fast to do any science — unless they use starlight pressure to slow them down at their destination.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

The CAPTCHA cannot be displayed. This may be a configuration or server problem. You may not be able to continue. Please visit our status page for more information or to contact us.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.