Should we send interstellar probe to Alpha Centauri?
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Jul18-08, 08:30 AM
I would suggest the probe and nuke be strapped to a rocket and fired a safe distance from earth before the nuke is detonated.
Even if the probe doesnt make it there
the first time it could still end up being a milestone as Urvabara said.
Probes that don't make it to places have a way of coming back to where they started.
Can you see why we are reluctant to strap bombs to ... well, other bombs ... and lob them around our neighborhood?