SPHERE camera will identify new planets by looking through light pollution

June 5, 2014 2:21 AM

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SPHERE camera will identify new planets by looking through light pollution

Astronomers encouraged by a string of exciting discoveries now have reason to hope more luck will come their way with the debut of a new technology that promises to help them identify faraway planets located within a cluster of celestial bodies.

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Germany debuted its Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet Research (SPHERE) instrument that has already taken photos of the universe in search of still-undiscovered planets. SPHERE's primary goal will be to locate and capture those planets by increas...

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