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Interview with the Planet Hunter Geoff Marcy

Interview with Geoff Marcy from the Berkeley University about the search after a second Earth.
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Space Interferometry Mission

The Space Interferometry Mission also known as SIM Lite and formerly known as SIM PlanetQuest is equipped with a 6-meter Michelson stellar interferometer, operating in the visible waveband, and will be launched into an Earth-trailing solar orbit where it will operate for a mission lifetime of five years....
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Darwin Mission

The European Darwin Mission will be a flotilla of four or five free-flying spacecraft that will search for Earth-like planets around other stars and analyse their atmospheres for the chemical signature of life in the mid of the next century....
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Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF)

The Terrestrial Planet Finder is a mission which primary target is to search after Earth-like planets and currently under study by NASA. At the moment are two complementary concepts for this mission. The visible-light Coronograph and a formation-flying infrared Interferometer....
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Kepler Space Telescope

The Kepler Space Telescope from NASA is designed to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars. The telescope is named after the German astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), which is best known for the Kepler's laws of planetary motion. ...
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COROT Space Telescope

COROT stands for Convection Rotation and planetary Transits and is a big step forward for the ESA for the search after extrasolar planets. It is the first mission for the search after rocky planets around nearby stars. Furthermore it is the first European Mission for asteroseismology at other stars....
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