Colossus: Finding alien life with a new type of telescope.

The PLANETS Foundation is currently building a prototype for a revolutionary new type of large-scale telescope called Colossus, designed to find and characterize life on the nearest 300 star systems within 70 light years of Earth. The PLANETS Foun

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The PLANETS Foundation is currently building a prototype for a revolutionary new type of large-scale telescope called Colossus, designed to find and characterize life on the nearest 300 star systems within 70 light years of Earth.

The PLANETS Foundation is currently building a prototype for a revolutionary new type of large-scale telescope called Colossus, designed to find and characterize life on the nearest 300 star systems within 70 light years of Earth.

Tune in this week as we talk with the founders of the foundation Dr. Svetlana Berdyugina and Dr. Jeff Kuhn to get an in-depth look into the the Colossus Telescope.

How is the Colossus telescope different from current large telescopes? What are its core technologies. What range of biosignatures will it be able to find? Theses questions, plus much more will be answered in this week’s ExoLife Hangout.

CONFIRMED GUESTS
Dr. Svetlana Berdyugina: Director, Kiepenheuer Institute for Solar Physics
http://www3.leibniz-kis.de/~sveta

Dr. Jeff Kuhn: Professor/Astronomer - University of Hawaii
http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/users/kuhn/kuhn2.html

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