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First light on exoplanet hunting array (2015-01-15).

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9 years 5 months ago #102857 by martinus
"The Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) has achieved first light at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. This project will search for transiting exoplanets — planets that pass in front of their parent star and hence produce a slight dimming of the star’s light that can be detected by sensitive instruments. The telescopes will focus on discovering Neptune-sized and smaller planets, with diameters between two and eight times that of Earth."

www.eso.org/public/news/eso1502/

I'm sure that many of you are aware of this but I thought it would be interesting to those who want to share how big science is not limited to big telescopes.
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