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  • 11.17.16

Telescopes are expensive, so these scientists are crowdfunding one

Project Blue–a collaboration between scientists at the SETI Institute, the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and BoldlyGo, among others–is an effort to create a telescope that can capture Earth-like planets in the Alpha Centuri solar system, which is relatively close to ours. The goal is to find small blue dots that could indicate the presence of oxygen and water. 

[Image via Project Blue]ES