NESSI (New Mexico Exoplanet Spectroscopic Survey Instrument)

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NESSI (New Mexico Exoplanet Spectroscopic Survey Instrument)

Post by Led_Zep on 21st April 2014, 6:55 pm

http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/news/nessi-exoplanets-20140417/

"After five years of development, it's really exciting to turn on our instrument and see its first light," said Michele Creech-Eakman, the principal investigator of the project at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, N.M. "Planet hunters have found thousands of exoplanets, but what do we know about them? NESSI will help us find out more about their atmospheres and compositions..."


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