Center for Astrophysics
Harvard & Smithsonian
How can we expand the limits of human knowledge further into the unknown? The Center for Astrophysics is a collaboration between the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and Harvard College Observatory that’s designed to ask big questions about the universe, build the tools needed to answer them, and share the resulting discoveries with the world.
Does life exist outside our solar system?
“Remarkably, 21st-century science and engineering may soon answer that question. The new Giant Magellan Telescope, under construction in Chile, promises to reveal much we don’t yet know about conditions on distant worlds, orbiting distant stars, including the potential discovery of life elsewhere in the universe.”
Charles Alcock, Director
The Center for Astrophysics