By what year will humans reach another star system?

  1. Eugene Hardy profile image61
    Eugene Hardyposted 5 years ago

    By what year will humans reach another star system?

  2. melpor profile image93
    melporposted 5 years ago

    It probably will not happen in a while if it happens at all. The nearest star system is 10 light years away. It will take us 10 years traveling at the speed of light to get there. And if we travel any slower than that it may be hundreds of years before we get there. Interstellar travel is virtually impossible for us right now. To get some idea of how long it takes just to travel from Earth to Pluto in our own solar system; right now there is a probe traveling to it at a speed of 52,000 miles per hour. When it finally reach Pluto 9 years would have gone by since the probe left Earth. So before we or any other intelligent life form out there, if there are any, can travel to the nearest star system they first must develop the technology to travel near the speed of light.

    1. lone77star profile image84
      lone77starposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Incorrect, Melpor. The nearest system is 4.3 light years -- Alpha Centauri. It's companion star, Proxima Centauri (part of the 3 star system) is 4.1 light years away. And any slower? You say hundreds, but what about 11 years, 12 years, etc?