The Tech Astronomers Use To Explore the Universe's Many Planets

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The Tech Astronomers Use To Explore the Universe's Many Planets

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The next generation of planet-hunting telescopes and space missions is poised to widen the search for life on worlds beyond our own solar system.

Both NASA’s $8.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope and the agency’s $228 million Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite are set for launch next year. The $1 billion Giant Magellan Telescope in Chile, due to become operational by 2024 or so, will offer astronomers a vision of the cosmos 10 times sharper than NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. And the $1 billion European Extremely…

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