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Project Blue News

Earth as seen from space

September 6, 2017 - Daily Mail Online: The project to photograph a 'sister Earth': Astronomers reveal space telescope to scour Alpha Centauri system for planets like our own. The Project Blue team – made up of experts from non-profit exploration group the BoldlyGo Institute, UMass Lowell and the SETI Institute – must fund, build and launch the instrument.

UMass Lowell Physics Professor Supriya Chakrabarti helps Project Blue search for habitable worlds around the star system Alpha Centauri. Read the Project Blue story, understand the research or browse the national media attention.

News & Announcements

Get ready for the solar eclipse on August 21!

Supriya Chakrabarti and Tim Cook will travel to Jackson Hole, Wyoming and two graduate students, Saurav Aryal and George Geddes, will travel to Carbondale, Illinois with HiT&MIS imaging spectrograph from UMass Lowell to to observe the upper atmosphere’s response to the total solar eclipse.

Read more about upcoming and past events.

International Collaboration

Professor Supriya Chakrabarti, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, represented the University of Massachusetts for the signing of MOU with Amity University in India. Supriya was bestowed an Honorary Professorship during this momentous event. Read the full articles:

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