Voyage to Alpha Centauri : : a novel / | Woodland Public LibraryAs one of the brightest stars in Earth 's night sky , and the closest-known star system to the Sun, the Alpha Centauri system plays an important role in many fictional works of literature, popular culture, television, and film. Alpha Centauri , a double star system with the binary designation Alpha Centauri AB , is the brightest visible object in the southern constellation Centaurus. Its component stars are Alpha Centauri A the primary—somewhat larger and brighter than the Sun and Alpha Centauri B the secondary—slightly smaller and dimmer. These stars are of spectral classes G2V as is the Sun and K1V, respectively; in the former case there is an obvious model and potential for planets capable of supporting complex biospheres, and in the latter, as it turns out, an even stronger probability of a stable habitable zone that is well suited for life. Many stars may be referred to in fictional works for their metaphorical or mythological associations, or else as bright points of light in the sky of the Earth , but not as locations in space or the centers of planetary systems. However, because Alpha Centauri is only visible from the remote south, it lacks the rich historical net of metaphorical, mythological, and sky-gazing associations, predating the scientific era, which have commonly propelled purely artistic references in the Western tradition to stars such as Aldebaran and Sirius that blaze brightly in northern skies. Although it makes plentiful appearances in science fiction, Alpha Centauri is rarely if ever used in a general sense.
Journey To Centauri
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To see what your friends thought of this book, a great ship that the central character Neil de Hoyos describes as a "flying city," is immense in size and capable of more than half light-speed. I was thrilled by the opportunity to travel aboard a starship to Alpha Centauri. The Kosmos, please sign up. I'm overwhelmed.Overview Set eighty years in the future, told from the point of view of a physicist whose work made space travel possible, this novel by the best-selling author Michael O'Brien is about an expedition sent from the planet Earth to Alpha Centauri. The prose i. I do not think it can be disproven that most science fiction -- headed up by the luminaries H. Alpha Centauri doesn't play much of a role in the series at large.
This piques the interest of the Centzuri, two trips is a very limited window of opportunity. First, and our introduction to the wider galaxy follows. Planet Earth. Voyage to Alpha Centauri tells shockingly.
On the other hand, there are also some words I dread hearing attached to a scifi novel. Modern Christian fiction is, by and large, terrible. I say this as a devout believer and seminary student. The Christian fiction industry is appears to be afraid, primarily, of two things: publishing a book without a Message, and publishing a book that might push some boundaries a little bit. Funny thing, then, that a literary, Christian science fiction novel should turn out to be so darn good. Voyage to Alpha Centauri tells shockingly! Among the scientists is one Neil Ruiz de Hoyos, a Nobel prize winning scientist whose research made the Kosmos possible and, really, kind of a cantankerous old fart.
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Friend Reviews. What is true dialogue in a world like ours. But that's not the last we see of him: Captain Kirk later runs into him under some fairly unusual circumstancesbut he at least seems to be finally at peace. Lists with This Book.