Imaging Planets Around Alpha Centauri Is Aim Of New Telescope | Video

Project Blue is aiming to develop a washing machine-sized telescope in the hopes of capturing a "pale blue dot" image, visible to the human eye, of planets around Alpha Centauri A and B stars. That type of image could reveal if there are oceans and/or an atmosphere on the planet.

Project Blue: Private Space Telescope to Hunt for Alien Earth at Alpha Centauri

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