Will Star Chip find a new Earth?

Stephen Hawking is one of the most brilliant minds next to Albert Einstein in the 20th and 21st Century. As an acclaimed physicists in the science community, Stephen Hawking has announced another ingenious idea; why not send a nano-satellite to the nearest star system, Alpha Centauri? If we were to travel to Alpha Centauri with mankind’s fastest recorded speed at 33000 mph, this would take us approximately 43,000 years to reach. Using nano-technology, Stephen Hawking and his team created a nano-satellite, called Star Chip, and their goal is to “beam” it using laser technology to Alpha Centauri. With this idea, Star Chip can travel at 1/5 of the speed of light and reach Alpha Centauri in approximately 20 years. Star Chip will consists of standard satellite functions including a camera, which means, we will be able see images of its voyage.

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