Extra ExTrA

ExTrA is a planet-hunter focused on finding Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby M dwarfs. The small size of these stars makes it easier to discover them using the transit method, because a planet covers a great proportion of the star's face than it would the face of a larger star. It's three .6m telescopes search the sky in infrared wavelengths of light—longer than our eyes can see, but where M dwarfs shine brightest. 

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About the Image

Id:_AGP8041-CC
Type:Photographic
Release date:24 June 2019, 17:38
Size:6016 x 4016 px

About the Object

Name:Exoplanets in Transits and their Atmospheres
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Facility
Category:La Silla

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