Proxima b

What it would take to reach the stars
A wild plan is taking shape to visit the nearest planet outside our Solar System. Here’s how we could get to Proxima b.
01 February 2017
http://www.nature.com/news/what-it-would-take-to-reach-the-stars-1.21402

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Close Encounters Of The Radio Kind?

Close Encounters Of The Radio Kind? Mystery Bursts Baffle Astronomers
by Joe Palca
July 26, 2014
http://www.npr.org/2014/07/26/335335653/close-encounters-of-the-radio-kind-mystery-bursts-baffle-astronomers

Astronomers have a mystery on their hands. Two large radio telescopes, on opposite sides of the planet, have detected very brief, very powerful bursts of radio waves.

Right now, astronomers have no idea what’s causing these bursts or where they’re coming from. And nothing has been ruled out at the moment … signatures from extraterrestrial civilizations