Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Project Blue to Try and Take Snap Shots of Alpha Centauri

A new planet imaging telescope, Project Blue, aims to take the first picture of an earth-like exoplanet. The plan is to launch the telescope and point it at Alpha Centauri for an intensive search. A rocky planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, Proxima b, is considered likely to be the closest potentially habitable world outside our solar system.

(If it does turn out to be earthlike, we really should come up with a better name).