Exocast-43c: Can we ever travel to an exoplanet?

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On this episode we ask the question: Can we EVER travel to an exoplanet?

This has two interpretations. First who is we, and second what does ever mean? To think about this question we discuss the sheer vastness of space and the distances to our nearest planets, the speeds we would need to achieve to get there, and the technology we can use. What limitations do we have, what resources can we use, and what has science fiction and the human imagination dreamt up for such an endeavour.

Join us on this fascinating journey and let us know what you think by commenting on this post.

Image credit: Kevin Gill – Laser sail

3 thoughts to “Exocast-43c: Can we ever travel to an exoplanet?”

  1. Love the realism in this podcast: it feels like I’m genuinely in a scientific briefing! Can’t disagree with the fact that being pragmatic with what we send is our best (and possibly only) option to get to exoplanets. Let the solar sailing begin!

  2. Love the realism in this podcast: it feels like I’m genuinely in a scientific briefing! Can’t disagree with the fact that being pragmatic with what we send is our best (and possibly only) option to get to exoplanets. Let the solar sailing begin!

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