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How do you get to an exoplanet?

Exoplanets orbit distant stars, requiring an interstellar journey to reach them. Such a journey would take tens of thousands of years with current technology, but one group thinks they could send a high-speed probe to visit our closest exoplanet. If they’re right, we could see images of this distant world within fifty years.

Read the story: What it would take to reach the stars

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-018-07906-9

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