June 4, 2014
Cutaway Animation Of The SPHERE Instrument On The VLT
[ Read the Article: First Light For SPHERE Exoplanet Imager ]
An artist impression of the Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet REsearch (SPHERE) instrument. An instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope with the primary objective of discovering and studying extrasolar giant planets orbiting nearby stars.
Credit: ESO / L. Calçada / Jean-Luc Beuzit / Eric Stadler / IPAG Grenoble