Terrestrial Planet Finder

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We are a very young technology in a very old Galaxy!


The Wow Signal

What is the probability of extra-terrestrial life in the universe ?

Where and How should we Look ?

How would we communicate with them ?

What would be the significance of discovering them ?

Terrestrial Planet Finder

There is much optimism amongst the scientific community that we are on the verge of something revolutionary, and with good reason. The Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF) hopes to find habitable planets outside our solar system. Currently from Earth based telescopes we are restricted to identifying only the larger 'Jupiter like' gassy planets in far off solar systems. But the TPF is a space telescope and will be far above our turbulent atmosphere and equipped with sophisticated state-of-the-art imaging technologies. Unfortunately in 2006 NASA cancelled this project due to budgetary constraints.