We believe a sister Earth could exist not too far from the place we call home, and that our generation has a unique opportunity to discover it. Ten years ago, we didn’t know if planets like Earth were common in the universe. Then NASA’s Kepler mission launched and discovered thousands of rocky planets orbiting stars, some of which are at a distance from their parent star where liquid water could exist on the surface. It’s estimated that there are more Earth-like planets in the universe than people alive today. Taking a picture of one of these rocky worlds orbiting another star is our next big challenge.

Thanks to recent breakthroughs, the technology now exists to capture a direct image of an Earth-like planet outside our Solar System. That's what we aim to do.