Unlike in the movies, traveling beyond our solar system is incredibly difficult and challenging. Discuss the following regarding interstellar space travel:
- What are some of the technological challenges we face in traveling to the stars?
- What fundamental laws of physics (Links to an external site.) (https://mkaku.org/home/articles/the-physics-of-interstellar-travel/) make interstellar travel difficult?
- List some human health concerns that accompany space travel.
- Astronomers have discovered over 3700 extrasolar planets (listed here (Links to an external site.)). (https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/) Pick one of interest that you would like to visit and give a brief description of it. Estimate how long it would take to travel to your planet using your choice of technology.(current or future).
The following documentary gives an in-depth look at interstellar space travel.
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