MINiature Exoplanet Radial Velocity Array (MINERVA)
Finding potentially habitable exoplanets is a major goal of modern astronomy, but Earth-like worlds in Earth-like orbits are hard to detect. The MINiature Exoplanet Radial Velocity Array (MINERVA) project is a set of small telescopes designed to look at two related but simpler systems: Earth-size planets close to their host stars, and “super-Earths” in more Earth-like orbits. MINERVA is a collaboration between the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, the University of Montana, Penn State, the University of Southern Queensland, and the University of Pennsylvania. The telescopes are hosted at the CfA’s Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (FLWO) in Arizona.
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