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Two new exoplanets confirmed by the Danish SONG telescope

11 Sep 2017, 07:33 UTC
Two new exoplanets confirmed by the Danish SONG telescope ESO/G. J. Talens

There are exoplanets galore of various types orbiting most other stars. We are now quite sure of this. Next step will be the study of the atmospheres surrounding these planets, whith the clear end target: finding life. For this enormous telescopes are not nescessarily needed. Two minor telescopes have recently shown the great strength to be found in collaboration. They are the camerasystem MASCARA and the Danish 1-metre telescope SONG on Tenerife, having supplemented each other in the discovery of two new 'hot jupiters'.

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