Very interesting astronomical news: on August 25th the scientific magazine Nature reported that a rocky planet, with a mass similar to our Earth, has been observed orbiting around our cosmic neighbor, the ternary system of Alpha Centauri. This star system is composed of the stars Alpha Centauri a and b, very close to each other, plus a third small companion called Proxima Centauri […]Read more "Astronomers discover the nearest exoplanet"
Pluto has surprised scientists: its smooth surface reveals geological activity Just a quick post. Yesterday New Horizons probe has reached Pluto after a nine years long journey of 5 billions Kilometers, a distance so gigantic that light takes more than 4 hours to cover it. This is the first close encounter with the planet for a man-made object. […]Read more "Pluto historical encounter"
There are good chances that PNN, besides the amazing potentialities we’ve covered in previous post, can break the ultimate barrier: the speed of light. Will PNN be the key for FTL travels? Let’s discover how it might be possible.. First we must know why, with our current technology, the speed of light (from now on “c”) is far away […]Read more "Breaching the light speed barrier"
Now that we know the potentialities of PNN-E let’s make a jump in the future and have a look at a PNN spaceship. During the days of SC23/a, ASPS released a sketch of their idea of starship: This is the translation from Italian of all its components: Nuclear reactor Shield Power adapter Power converter Primary radiator […]Read more "Sailing across the solar system"