BEYOND OUR SOLAR SYSTEM
ADVANCEMENTS IN OPTO-MECHANICS FOR ELF
The Laboratory of Innovations for Opto-Mechanics (LIOM) is a cutting-edge research facility at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias that focuses on developing novel technologies for the exploration of the environments of nearby stars in pursuit of finding life beyond our solar system.
EXOLIFE FINDER (ELF)
SMALL EXOLIFE FINDER (SELF)
A prototype for the large ELF telescope, the Small ELF, is designed to test and refine technologies before they are implemented on the full-scale instrument. It is an unusual ground-based telescope optimized for achieving coronagraphic high-resolution stellar environment data. Through SELF, scientists will be able to better understand the capabilities of ELF and optimize its potential for discovering new exoplanets and exolife.
IN OUR LIFETIME, WE’RE GOING TO WAKE UP TO THE NEWS THAT LIFE HAS BEEN DISCOVERED OUTSIDE OUR SOLAR SYSTEM
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