Source: ESO Outreach
Proxima Centauri as seen by Hubble.Image credits: .
Last Friday, ESO launched the Pale Red Dot project — a unique outreach campaign that will allow the general public to follow scientists from around the globe as they search for an Earth-like exoplanet around the closest star to us, Proxima Centauri. The observing campaign will run from January to April 2016 and will be accompanied by blog posts and social media updates. No one knows what the outcome will be. In the months following the observations, the scientists will analyse the data and submit the results to a peer-reviewed journal.
You can read more about the campaign here: https://www.eso.org/public/
Blog updates are available here: http://www.palereddot.org/
You can also follow the campaign on Twitter @Pale_Red_Dot and interact with scientists using the hashtag #PaleRedDot