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Discovering the physics and chemistry of the cosmos is different to carrying out experiments in the lab. In the lab, samples can be tested, experiments can be repeated, and if anything looks odd, you can always look from another angle to see if it's just a trick of perspective. For astronomers, none of this is possible: the only information they have is in the light that reaches their telescopes. More...
UCL-led exoplanet satellite wins approval
7 March 2011
The European Space Agency has selected the Exoplanet Characterisation Observatory (EChO) as one of its top missions for further study. EChO is led by Giovanna Tinetti (UCL Physics and Astronomy) and is supported by over 150 of Europe's top astronomers.
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