NASA Selects Instrument Team to Build Next-Gen Planet Hunter (NEID)

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NASA Selects Instrument Team to Build Next-Gen Planet Hunter (NEID)

Post by Led_Zep on 30th March 2016, 4:27 am

http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-selects-instrument-team-to-build-next-gen-planet-hunter

The highly precise instrument, to be built by a Pennsylvania State University research group led by Dr. Suvrath Mahadevan, will be completed in 2019 and installed on the 3.5-meter WIYN telescope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona.
Using NEID as a facility observatory instrument, astronomers will be able to search out and study new planets and planetary systems, as well as follow-up the discoveries of NASA’s planet-hunting missions Kepler/K2 and the in-development Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). NEID will also help identify promising targets for future observations with the James Webb Space Telescope and the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope
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