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Podcast: The Aussie searching for life in Alpha Centauri

Robyn Tongol

Australia is leading a new initiative to search for planets that could sustain life from the world’s nearest triple star system, Alpha Centauri.

Podcast: The Aussie searching for life in Alpha Centauri
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On this week’s Space Connect Podcast episode, hosts Adam Thorn and Bella Richards chat to the project leader, Professor Peter Tuthill, about what this mission means and whether he believes the team will find what they are looking for by the middle of the decade.

He walks the crew through how the mission came about, how it was a “stab in the dark” and what his hopes are in finding a planet in the unseen.

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