Post Profile






Ambitious mission to capture first picture of Earth-like planet launched

Project Blue will attempt to build a space telescope to be pointed at Alpha Centauri, hoping to glimpse planets where life may have gained a foothold Astronomers have launched an ambitious project to capture the first picture of an Earth-like planet that could be home to life beyond the solar system. The privately-led mission aims to build a space telescope the size of a washing machine and point it at Alpha Centauri, the closest star system to Earth, in the hope of glimpsing a rocky world or two where life may have gained a foothold.
read more

share

Related Posts


Planet found in nearest star system to Earth: HARPS instrument finds Earth-mass exoplanet orbiting Alpha Centauri B

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

European astronomers have discovered a planet with about the mass of Earth orbiting a star in the Alpha Centauri system -- the nearest to Earth. It is also the lightest exoplanet ever discovered around a star like the Sun. The plane...

Does Alpha Centauri Have a Planet or Not? Well …

Academics / Astronomy : Slate: Bad Astronomy

Back in 2012, astronomers made a huge announcement: They had found a planet orbiting one of the two stars making up the binary star Alpha Centauri. This made it the closest exoplanet found—as it must be, since Alpha Centauri is the ...

News Break: Planet with Mass of Earth Orbiting a Star in Alpha Centauri— Nearest Star System

Academics / Astronomy : The Daily Galaxy

European astronomers have discovered a planet with about the mass of the Earth orbiting a star in the Alpha Centauri system — the nearest to Earth. It is also the lightest exoplanet ever discovered around a star like the Sun....

New Telescope to Search for Life Around Alpha Centauri

Society & Culture / Paranormal : Mysterious Universe

A new documentary reveals that a group of scientists and astronomers is building a telescope with a singular purpose – to look for life on a planet orbiting Alpha Centauri, Earth’s nearest neighbor. If nothing else, they hope to tak...

How Big Is Proxima Centauri’s Planet?

Academics / Astronomy : Slate: Bad Astronomy

Earlier this year, astronomers announced amazing news: The closest star to the Sun, called Proxima Centauri, has a planet! Not only that, but the planet’s size is roughly the same as Earth’s, and at its distance from Proxima it gets...

Comments


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC