“Songs of a Distant Earth” –The ESO’s Search for Planets of Alpha Centauri

    Science may soon imitate fiction. In Arthur C. Clarke’s The Songs of a Distant Earth, scientists discover the sun will go supernova in the year 3600, and a massive effort is undertaken to spread humanity to the stars, using robotic probes carrying embryos to seed nearby systems. One of the first destinations is … Continue reading “Songs of a Distant Earth” –The ESO’s Search for Planets of Alpha Centauri