Esteemed physicist Professor Stephen Hawking has dramatically warned ‘the tip of the world is nigh’.
The Cambridge University-based genius claims now we have bought lower than 600 years left as a species to do one thing earlier than a “ball of fire” engulfs the Earth.
In a video look on the 2017 Tencent WE Summit in Beijing on Sunday, the world-renowned scientist warned that overcrowding and power consumption might deliver a few fiery finish to the planet inside 600 years.
The finish would are available a “ball of fire,” he’s reported to have mentioned, based on the Cambridge News .
To save itself, mankind should take a cue from American TV collection Star Trek and “boldly go where no one has gone before,” he mentioned within the look.
Stephen Hawking sees Breakthrough Starshot as the reply
Professor Hawking sees a solution in Breakthrough Starshot, the $100 million badysis and engineering program introduced in 2016. The A Brief History of Time writer and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg sit on the venture’s board.
Professor Hawking mentioned of the interstellar area journey programme: “The concept behind this innovation is to have the nanocraft trip on the sunshine beam.
“Such a system might attain Mars in lower than an hour, or attain Pluto in days, go Voyager in underneath per week and attain Alpha Centauri in simply over 20 years.”
The Alpha Centauri star system, the closest star system to the Solar System, is 25 trillion miles (four.37 mild years) away however with at this time’s quickest spacecraft, it might take about 30,000 years to get there.
Breakthrough Starshot goals to ascertain whether or not a gram-scale nanocraft, on a sail pushed by a light-weight beam, can fly over a thousand instances sooner to succeed in the three-star system the place astronomers estimate that there’s a affordable probability of an Earth-like planet current.