Blogs by D. Wayne Dworsky
Alpha Centauri & Beyond
6/5/2010 6:43:07 AM
Alpha Centauri & Beyond is the title of my upcoming Blog Talk Radio talk show. It will feature adventures in the cosmos.
Our premiere show will feature venturing out into the galaxy, en route to Alpha Centauri, our closest star system. Even so, the distances are so vast that they defy our understanding. Still, we must reach out to the stars, seeking discoveries, as did Columbus in 1492. We must risk our lives to embark on such an adventure. On the other hand, we can make such an expedition in our minds, through the wonder of science fiction. We will talk about both worlds--the world of the cosmos and the world of fiction.
Some of the questions we may dare to ask: 1) Could there be a habitable planet in Alpha Centauri? 2) Could there be life at Alpha Centauri? 3) Is it possible for humans to travel to Alpha Centauri? Current technology would take 62,000 years to reach the system. (Even at one-tenth light speed, it would still take 40 years.) 4) How could we stay alive in a vessel for 40 years?
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