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Introducing the Astrocomb: A New Tool to Expand our Search for Exoplanets

Aerospace is part of a collaborative effort to build the Astrocomb, a new tool that will strengthen the search for distant worlds and demonstrate the power of this next-generation technology.

The Astrocomb leverages optical frequency comb (OFC) technology to aid in the hunt for exoplanets, worlds beyond our solar system. Credit: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle

How to Identify an Exoplanet

A star’s light is Doppler-shifted when it wobbles. This observance can be a clue when identifying exoplanets. Credit: Keck Institute for Space Studies / Chuck Carter

Combing Through the Universe

The Astrocomb will be commissioned at the W.M. Keck Observatory and search for exoplanets around cooler, quieter stars. Credit: W.M. Keck Observatory



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