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Exo Life Finder

We‘ll detect exolife during your lifetime

ExoLife Finder (ELF) project and the Small ELF telescope on Tenerife

The enormous advantages of a large ground-based telescope for detecting life

You will wake up some morning to the announcement that life (even advanced life) has been detected around another star. It’s likely this will happen from a large ground-based telescope before space telescopes will have this capability.  The ELF consortium is a network of engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs that is dedicated to making this happen.

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A scalable distributed aperture concept

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Combines interferometry and fixed aperture optics

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Small ELF prototype completed in 2024

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What we can see with ELF

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The Small ELF in the Canary Islands is a pathfinder

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The key new technologies that enable ELF

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The ELF consortium partnership

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