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'Starshot' will fly spaceships past the planet Proxima b

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Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking's Starshot mission might change course to pass the dim red star Proxima Centauri and photograph its rocky planet, Proxima b.

The hypothetical spacecraft, called StarChip, will be built out of a "gram-scale" silicon wafer that's "carrying cameras, photon thrusters, power supply, navigation and communication equipment, and constituting a fully functional space probe."

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