First Ground-Based Telescope On Earth Detect ‘Super-Earth’ Exoplanet Transiting A Sunlike Star

December 2, 2014 6:50 AM

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The exoplanet 55 Cancri e has actually been seen transiting or passing between its sunlight and our earth, for the first time ever before, making use of a modest ground-based telescope.

Astronomers utilized the 97.5 inch Nordic Optical Telescope, located on the island of La Palma, Spain. This instrument is not large by today’s criteria, neither does it supply advantages of space-borne observatories.

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