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Lick's new Automated Planet Finder: First robotic telescope for planet hunters


March 25, 2014

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Lick Observatory's newest telescope, the Automated Planet Finder, has been operating robotically night after night on Mount Hamilton since January, searching nearby stars for Earth-sized planets. Its technical performance has been outstanding, making it not only the first robotic planet-finding facility but also one of the most sensitive. Full Story

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