A grab from a computer-animated video provided by the Breakthrough Initiatives, the group behind the attempt to reach Alpha Centauri, shows laser beams hitting an ultra-light spacecraft over the earth. Photo: EPA

Whether it succeeds or not, the Alpha Centauri project is already a testament to the wonders of life

Paul Stapleton says even if the grand attempt to reach a star 4.3 light years away from us fails in our lifetime, just trying to do so is miracle enough

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A grab from a computer-animated video provided by the Breakthrough Initiatives, the group behind the attempt to reach Alpha Centauri, shows laser beams hitting an ultra-light spacecraft over the earth. Photo: EPA
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