1. Hawking and Alien Life (Parte 6)

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Hawking and Allien Life


 

Physicist Stephen Hawking announced plans to search for alien life.

“The discoveries of the Kepler mission suggest that there are billions of habitable planets in our galaxy alone. And there are at least a hundred billion galaxies in the invisible universe. So it seems likely that there are others out there. ”
They hope to position thousands of tiny light-propelled spacecraft into our nearest neighboring star system, called Alpha Centauri, which is 25 trillion miles away.

Scientists hope the vehicles, which are called Nanocraft, will be able to travel at 20% of the speed of light, which is more than a thousand times faster than current spacecraft. They’ll be around the size of a postage stamp with a small sail but, despite their small size, they’ll be able to carry cameras and communications equipment to determine if the star system contains Earth-like planets capable of sustaining life.

But before they do that, the crafts would have to go through a difficult journey 20 years of travel through interstellar space. It would then take 4 years for the pictures to transmit back to Earth. The 100-million-dollar initiative is being financed by billionaire Internet investor Yuri Milner. Last year, he and Hawking announced a ten-year-long project called Breakthrough Listen. This involves monitoring radio signals for signs of intelligent life across the universe.

“Today, we commit to this next great leap into the cosmos because we are human and our nature is to fly.”


1. WHAT IS THE AUTHOR’S INTENTION WITH THE TEXT?

2. Hawking and Allien Life

Physicist Stephen Hawking announced plans to search for alien life.

“The discoveries of the Kepler mission suggest that there are billions of habitable planets in our galaxy alone. And there are at least a hundred billion galaxies in the invisible universe. So it seems likely that there are others out there.”

They hope to position thousands of tiny light-propelled spacecraft into our nearest neighboring star system, called Alpha Centauri, which is 25 trillion miles away.

Scientists hope the vehicles, which are called Nanocraft, will be able to travel at 20% of the speed of light, which is more than a thousand times faster than current spacecraft. They’ll be around the size of a postage stamp with a small sail but, despite their small size, they’ll be able to carry cameras and communications equipment to determine if the star system contains Earth-like planets capable of sustaining life.

But before they do that, the crafts would have to go through a difficult journey 20 years of travel through interstellar space. It would then take 4 years for the pictures to transmit back to Earth. The 100-million-dollar initiative is being financed by billionaire Internet investor Yuri Milner. Last year, he and Hawking announced a ten-year-long project called Breakthrough Listen. This involves monitoring radio signals for signs of intelligent life across the universe.

“Today, we commit to this next great leap into the cosmos because we are human and our nature is to fly.”


2. DID THE MISSION FIND ALIEN LIFE IN OTHER GALAXIES?
3. Hawking and Allien Life

Physicist Stephen Hawking announced plans to search for alien life.

“The discoveries of the Kepler mission suggest that there are billions of habitable planets in our galaxy alone. And there are at least a hundred billion galaxies in the invisible universe. So it seems likely that there are others out there.”

They hope to position thousands of tiny light-propelled spacecraft into our nearest neighboring star system, called Alpha Centauri, which is 25 trillion miles away.

Scientists hope the vehicles, which are called Nanocraft, will be able to travel at 20% of the speed of light, which is more than a thousand times faster than current spacecraft. They’ll be around the size of a postage stamp with a small sail but, despite their small size, they’ll be able to carry cameras and communications equipment to determine if the star system contains Earth-like planets capable of sustaining life.

But before they do that, the crafts would have to go through a difficult journey 20 years of travel through interstellar space. It would then take 4 years for the pictures to transmit back to Earth. The 100-million-dollar initiative is being financed by billionaire Internet investor Yuri Milner. Last year, he and Hawking announced a ten-year-long project called Breakthrough Listen. This involves monitoring radio signals for signs of intelligent life across the universe.

“Today, we commit to this next great leap into the cosmos because we are human and our nature is to fly.”

3. DO HAWKING AND MILNER THINK THE MISSION IS POSSIBLE?
4. Hawking and Allien Life

Physicist Stephen Hawking announced plans to search for alien life.

“The discoveries of the Kepler mission suggest that there are billions of habitable planets in our galaxy alone. And there are at least a hundred billion galaxies in the invisible universe. So it seems likely that there are others out there.”

They hope to position thousands of tiny light-propelled spacecraft into our nearest neighboring star system, called Alpha Centauri, which is 25 trillion miles away.

Scientists hope the vehicles, which are called Nanocraft, will be able to travel at 20% of the speed of light, which is more than a thousand times faster than current spacecraft. They’ll be around the size of a postage stamp with a small sail but, despite their small size, they’ll be able to carry cameras and communications equipment to determine if the star system contains Earth-like planets capable of sustaining life.

But before they do that, the crafts would have to go through a difficult journey 20 years of travel through interstellar space. It would then take 4 years for the pictures to transmit back to Earth. The 100-million-dollar initiative is being financed by billionaire Internet investor Yuri Milner. Last year, he and Hawking announced a ten-year-long project called Breakthrough Listen. This involves monitoring radio signals for signs of intelligent life across the universe.

“Today, we commit to this next great leap into the cosmos because we are human and our nature is to fly.”

4. WHAT CAN THE READER FIND OUT FROM THE TEXT?
5. Hawking and Allien Life

Physicist Stephen Hawking announced plans to search for alien life.

“The discoveries of the Kepler mission suggest that there are billions of habitable planets in our galaxy alone. And there are at least a hundred billion galaxies in the invisible universe. So it seems likely that there are others out there.”

They hope to position thousands of tiny light-propelled spacecraft into our nearest neighboring star system, called Alpha Centauri, which is 25 trillion miles away.

Scientists hope the vehicles, which are called Nanocraft, will be able to travel at 20% of the speed of light, which is more than a thousand times faster than current spacecraft. They’ll be around the size of a postage stamp with a small sail but, despite their small size, they’ll be able to carry cameras and communications equipment to determine if the star system contains Earth-like planets capable of sustaining life.

But before they do that, the crafts would have to go through a difficult journey 20 years of travel through interstellar space. It would then take 4 years for the pictures to transmit back to Earth. The 100-million-dollar initiative is being financed by billionaire Internet investor Yuri Milner. Last year, he and Hawking announced a ten-year-long project called Breakthrough Listen. This involves monitoring radio signals for signs of intelligent life across the universe.

“Today, we commit to this next great leap into the cosmos because we are human and our nature is to fly.”

5.  HOW LONG FROM NOW WILL IT TAKE TO GET ANY REAL INFORMATION FROM THE MISSION?


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