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New Instrument Sifts Through Starlight to Reveal New Worlds
July 5, 2012
An advanced telescope imaging system that started taking data last month is the first of its kind capable of spotting planets orbiting suns outside of our solar system. The collaborative set of high-tech instrumentation and software, called Project 1640, is now operating on the Hale Telescope at the Palomar Observatory in California after more than six years of development.
American Museum of Natural History
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