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Release No.: 2008-08
For Release: Monday, April 7, 2008 - 10:00am

New Laser Technology Could Find First Earth-like Planets

hypothetical world

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.

David A. Aguilar (CfA)