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Astronomers Conduct First Remote Reconnaissance of Another Solar System


March 10, 2013

Ben R. Oppenheimer at Palomar Observatory Researchers have conducted a remote reconnaissance of a distant solar system with a new telescope imaging system that sifts through the blinding light of stars. Using a suite of high-tech instrumentation and software called Project 1640, the scientists collected the first chemical fingerprints, or spectra, of this system's four red exoplanets, which orbit a star 128 light years away from Earth. Full Story

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