Monthly Archives: August 2016

Proxima Centauri – So near yet so far

Chanced across this TIME article on an Earth-like planet discovered orbiting our nearest star, Proxima Centauri, a piffling 4.2 light years away. Hair throughout body stands on end. This leads┬áto the inevitable idle speculation of how long it would take to send a space probe to said planet given current space technology. How far is […]