David Aguilar
(617) 495-7462

Christine Pulliam
(617) 495-7463

pubaffairs@cfa


Press Release

Release No.: 2008-08For Release: Monday, April 07, 2008
New Laser Technology Could Find First Earth-like Planets
Earth-like planet
CfA astronomers are developing a new device that may be the first to spot Earth-like planets, like the hypothetical world with two moons shown in this artist's concept. The "astro-comb" uses a laser to provide an ultrasensitive way of measuring a distant star's wobbling motion, which is induced by an orbiting planet.
Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)
High Resolution Image (jpg)
Low Resolution Image (jpg)
Back to Press Release
Section Photo