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

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