What is Alpha Centauri hiding? Searches for Earth-like planets ramp up around our nearest stellar neighbor—Science
New Tech Could Help Astronomers See Planets Around Alpha Centauri
A privately backed organization called Project Blue is seeking to build and launch a 50-centimeter telescope that would stare at Alpha Centauri. Last year, the project raised $150,000 through crowdfunding to design the spacecraft.
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Project Blue: Building a Space Telescope That Could Directly Observe Planets Around Alpha Centauri
Technology in development could capture images from an Earth-size planet in the nearby Alpha Centauri system in the 2020s, new research suggests..
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Project Blue and the quest to photograph exoplanets
..we have been unable to study these planets up close because the necessary instruments do not yet exist. Project Blue, a consortium of scientists, universities and institutions, is looking to change that. Recently, they launched..
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Space Science Needs a Private-Funding Boost
Since Alpha Centauri is a binary system, this challenge is even more complicated, as we have to suppress the light from two stars. Project Blue is a mission to put a special purpose telescope capable of suppressing starlight and capturing images of exoplanets into low Earth orbit..
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Project Blue: Looking for Terrestrial Worlds at Alpha Centauri
Basic research in the space sciences holds essentially limitless potential for tackling profound questions of our existence and opening the doors of exploration, innovation and future economic opportunity. Space science continues to generate..
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Can Crowdfunding Find Earth 2.0?
Eduardo Bendek’s ACEsat, conceived at NASA Ames by Bendek and Ruslan Belikov, seemed to change the paradigm for planet discovery around the nearest stellar system. The beauty of Alpha Centauri is..
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Now that we've found a planet next door to our solar system, the hunt is on for a more promising one—an Earth-like world that could be lurking just a few light years away. A group called BoldlyGo has launched..
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