“The Search for Earth Proxima” is a short documentary co-directed by Brett Marty and Josh Izenberg that focuses on the search for Earth-like exoplanets. Specifically, the film looks at the team working to build a telescope to search for exoplanets around Alpha Centauri, the closest star system to our own.
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.