Large Telescopes for Exoplanetary Research

Keck Telescope One of the twin Keck’s on Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii became the world’s largest working optical (and Infrared) telescope in 1993. Since then the Gran Telescopio Canarias, in many ways a slightly scaled Keck-clone, … Read More

Three Giant Planets Discovered Orbiting a Pair of Stellar ‘Twins’

Three giant planets were discovered orbiting a pair of stellar ‘twins’ – a binary stellar system with identical temperature and mass (HD13313 A and B). Incidentally, both stars are very similar to the Sun, except for their age. Scientists estimate … Read More