Alien worlds are almost ready for their close up: Project launches to capture images of nearby Earth-like planets



Beyond our solar system there are any number of alien suns being orbited by Earth-like planets, and some could even potentially support life.
Despite dazzling artists’ impressions of the distant worlds charted so far, what they look like remains a mystery.
Now, an ambitious effort from astronomers is looking to capture the first images of some of these alien worlds, by pointing the camera at our nearest stellar neighbours, in the Alpha Centauri system, 4.3 light-years away.
Among the planets it is targeting is potentially habitable world Proxima b, which may have oceans similar to Earth. ... read more

 
11 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 36
Source: Daily Mail
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