Since astronomers first discovered exoplanets in 1995, we've come to learn that there are a staggering amount of planets out there in the universe. But, we have yet to find one that's habitable, aside from our own. The Search for Earth Proxima is a short documentary about a group of scientists and their mission to build a telescope to hunt for an Earth-like planet around our closest neighbor: Alpha Centauri.
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Co-Directed by Brett Marty & Josh Izenberg
Cinematography: Owen Bissell, Andy Quinn
Time Lapse Photography: Andy Quinn, Brett Marty, Josh Izenberg
Editors: Kee Heywood, Hamilton Henson
Title Design: Colin Gill
Produced by Brett Marty & Josh Izenberg
Special Thanks: Mission Centaur, The SETI Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, European Southern Observatory, VLT, ALMA, Triple Ring Technologies, Positron Dynamics, Onda Corporation, and La Ventana Cine.
Artistic Renderings of Exoplanets Courtesy of NASA and ESO