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Astronomy

Observing planet formation processes around nearby stars at mid-IR wavelengths
Exciting scientific motivations drive the novel technology requirements for the Planet Formation Imager project.
The solid telescope uses multiple reflections between two polished and coated surfaces of a single lens.
2 October 2014
New up-conversion interferometers use sum-frequency generation processes and allow efficient analyses at IR and visible wavelengths.
9 September 2014
A rigorous new model-based systems approach improves the understanding of the telescope's functional behavior and interactions, and allows efficient operation of the observatory.
26 August 2014
The technology for a million-kilometer-scale interferometer to study gravitational waves will soon be in place, for a launch within 10 years.
22 August 2014
New instruments provide improved adaptive optics correction and allow the light emission from a planet to be resolved from the light of its host star.
8 August 2014
 
John Mather: JWST will continue the exploration of the early universe