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Penn State's Habitable Zone Planet Finder enables discovery of planets around cool stars


February 20, 2019

A new astronomical spectrograph provides the highest precision measurements to date of infrared signals from nearby stars, allowing astronomers to detect planets capable of having liquid water on their surfaces that orbit cool stars outside our solar system. Credit: Guðmundur Stefánssonn, Penn State Full Story

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