September 12, 2017

In search of exoplanets

In search of exoplanets

The Search for habitable Planets EClipsing ULtra-cOOl Stars (SPECULOOS) telescope will search for terrestrial exoplanets around nearby ultracool stars and brown dwarfs when it has first light in December 2017. SPECULOOS joins a fleet of exoplanet-searching telescopes, including the two TRAnsiting Planets and PlanetesImals Small Telescopes(TRAPPIST)— one at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile and another at Ouka├»mden Observatory in Morocco.

Image Credit: H. Zodet/ESO
Explanation from: https://www.eso.org/public/images/upr-kh9a0928-cc/

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