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New instrument built to search for Earth-like exo-planets

14 Mar 2018, 00:13 UTC
New instrument built to search for Earth-like exo-planets Lowell Observatory/Yale University

Yale University astronomers have developed a powerful new spectrometer to search for Earth-size planets around nearby stars. Expected to improve precision over earlier ground-based instruments by a factor of 10, the Extreme Precision Spectrometer – EXPRES – is now in operation at the Lowell Observatory’s Discovery Channel Telescope in Arizona.

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