Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Success Stories - Hunting for extra-solar planets (via Research & Innovation)

Since the early 1990s almost 2000 planets have been detected outside our solar system. These discoveries led to a new area of universe sciences which is rapidly expanding. Astronomers are currently searching for extra-solar planets using a huge array of telescopes and instruments. Funded by the ERC, Prof. Cardoso Santos team has developed new tools to be used in both ground and space-based facilities, to detect and study these planets.

from EUROPA - Syndicated Research News Feed http://ift.tt/1S6XyiI

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