Billionaire Yuri Milner bids another $100M to explore the cosmos

Internet investor Yuri Milner, joined by famed cosmologist Stephen Hawking, announces another $100 million initiative to better understand the cosmos, this time by deploying thousands of tiny spacecraft to travel to our nearest neighboring star system and send back pictures. If successful, scientists could determine if Alpha Centauri, a star system about 25 trillion miles away, contains an Earth-like planet capable of sustaining life.

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