The automated observations taken with Robo-AO, color coded by scientific project (current to March 25, 2014). The dense red cluster in the upper left is the Kepler field. Credit: Robo-AO Collaboration.

Laser-wielding robot probes exoplanet systems

UNC joins an international team of astronomers in using the world’s first robotic laser adaptive optics system to explore thousands of exoplanet systems (planets around other stars) at resolutions approaching those of the Hubble Space Telescope... [more]

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