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Scientists Simulate Human Colonization of the Milky Way

by Ryan Whitwam

Humanity is a long way from being able to colonize a single star, let alone the entire Milky Way galaxy. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) issued an interesting challenge to scientists around the world as part of the 10th Global Trajectory Optimisation Competition (GTOC X). Teams had to devise a process to colonize the galaxy in the most efficient…

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