GRAVITY instrument breaks new ground in exoplanet imaging

The GRAVITY instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) has made the first direct observation of an exoplanet using optical interferometry. This method revealed a complex exoplanetary atmosphere with clouds of iron and silicates swirling in a planet-wide storm. The technique presents unique possibilities for characterising many of the exoplanets known today.

This artist’s impression shows the observed exoplanet, which goes by the name HR8799e.

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ESO/L. Calçada

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Id:eso1905a
Tipi:Punim artistik
Data e Publikimit:Mar 27, 2019, 12:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1905
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Emri:HR 8799e
Tipi:Milky Way : Planet
Distanca:130 vite dritë
Kategori:Exoplanets

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