Wednesday, January 24, 2018

ESO — First Light for Planet Hunter ExTrA at La Silla — Organisation Release eso1803

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24 January 2018

A new national facility at ESO's La Silla Observatory has successfully made its first observations. The ExTrA telescopes will search for and study Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby red dwarf stars. ExTrA's novel design allows for much improved sensitivity compared to previous searches. Astronomers now have a powerful new tool to help in the search for potentially habitable worlds.

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