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How are we going to reach other stars?


Interstellar, Christopher Nolan’s epic SF adventure, hits cinema screens in a week, hooking viewers with the tagline: The end of Earth will not be the end of us. Provocative stuff. Leaving aside the small fact that, actually, the end of Earth will almost certainly mean the end for the overwhelming majority of us, and the folks who might have a chance of jumping ship and surviving will most likely be rich, well-connected industrialists who’ve played a big part getting us into this mess, the film does bring up the question of how in the hell we might reach other habitable worlds.

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