"World's most advanced camera" cranks up the contrast to join exoplanet hunt

Astronomers may have discovered almost 4,000 planets beyond our Solar System so far, but trying to image these worlds is a bit like trying to get a good look at a fly buzzing around the Sun. Described as the world's largest and most advanced superconducting camera, a new instrument dubbed DARKNESS is designed to filter out the blinding light of host stars to see orbiting exoplanets in more detail than ever before... Continue Reading "World's most advanced camera" cranks up the contrast to join exoplanet hunt Category: Space Tags: Astronomy Exoplanet Light Stars Telescope University of California Santa Barbara Related Articles: Scientists forecast weather on planets outside our solar system Huge exoplanet with the density of styrofoam discovered Hydrogen volcanoes may increase habitability of exoplanets

"World's most advanced camera" cranks up the contrast to join exoplanet hunt

Astronomers may have discovered almost 4,000 planets beyond our Solar System so far, but trying to image these worlds is a bit like trying to get a good look at a fly buzzing around ...

Tue 17 Apr 18 from Gizmag

The world’s most advanced camera aims to image habitable exoplanets

With its high contrast ratio, DARKNESS could reveal planets hidden in the light of their host stars.

Tue 17 Apr 18 from Astronomy.com

Looking for extrasolar planets: DARKNESS lights the way

An international team of scientists has developed a new instrument to detect planets around the nearest stars. It is the world's largest and most advanced superconducting camera.

Tue 17 Apr 18 from ScienceDaily

Hello DARKNESS

UCSB physicists team up with Caltech astronomers to commission the most advanced camera in the world.

Mon 16 Apr 18 from Eurekalert

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