Alpha Centauri

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brightest star in Centaurus

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Perhaps some were so disappointed by the false alarm in 2012, when another group claimed to have found an exoplanet in the Alpha Centauri system, no one wanted to get their hopes up.
Astronomers now plan intensive telescopic studies of the Alpha Centauri system.
Sirius, Canopus, Alpha Centauri system, Arcturus, Vega, Capella system, Rigel, Procyon, Achernar, Betelgeuse
16, 1997 - the Jupiter II spacecraft will launch the first colonizers of the Alpha Centauri system, the Robinson family.
Industry watchers and film historians will note that due to the distance between our solar system and the Alpha Centauri system, it will take over eight years (accounting for a roundtrip communication) to receive any Alpha Centauri reviews.
For the Breakthrough Iniative's Starshot program, which has an audacious aim of sending tiny robotic probes to not only visit, but also to return from a trip to the Alpha Centauri system within a generation, knowing the location of any potential exoplanets in the system is crucial.
Last April, billionaire Yuri Milner announced a $100 million initiative to test the feasibility of sending tiny spacecraft on a 20-year journey to the Alpha Centauri system at 20% the speed of light (S&T: Aug.
16, 1997, the Jupiter II spacecraft takes the Robinson family (plus a pilot and an evil scientist stowaway) on a colonization mission to the Alpha Centauri system.
Other stories made the list because they filled our sleepy heads with fascinating questions: Will we ever visit the planet that has been discovered in the Alpha Centauri system, just a few light-years away?
Finding a rocky planet in the Alpha Centauri system settled a decades-long debate about whether the system's three stars hosted planets.
The Alpha Centauri system would be a little brighter, magnitude 9.