Our Quest to See Blue

Project Blue is a small space telescope to be launched into low-Earth orbit. Its coronagraphic camera will search for and photograph exoplanets in the habitable zones around the two Sun-like stars in Alpha Centauri in search of Earth-like planets.

Finding the first planet like Earth beyond our Solar System would transform how we think about our place in the universe.

If Project Blue captured a pale blue dot around Alpha Centauri, it would become one of the most iconic and transformative images of our time.
— Eduardo Bendek, BAER Institute & Project Blue Science Team