Casting an eye to the sky in search of interstellar neighbours

17 Nov 2021
Alpha centauri simulation
A simulated view of the Alpha Centauri binary through the diffractive pupil proposed for the TOLIMAN telescope. Credit: Peter Tuthill

Dr Benjamin Pope from The University of Queensland, who is a developer and designer for the critical optical and data analysis components of the proposed TOLIMAN telescope project, said the mission is to look for planets in the ‘Goldilocks’ zone around the star system. 

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