With the completion of New Horizons’ primary mission of Pluto fly-by, should we now set our sights even much higher, ambitiously taking aim at other star systems? If so, Alpha Centauri would be probably considered as the best target for an interstellar spacecraft due to its “proximity” to Earth. This system, consisting of three stars and possible planetary companions, is the nearest to solar system, located “only” about 4.3 light years from us. The problem is, getting there in our lifetime is still a mission impossible, or maybe not?
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