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 Exoplanet Discovery and Science: Projects

HST (Hubble Space Telescope) Icon HST (Hubble Space Telescope)
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope was launched April 24, 1990, on the space shuttle Discovery from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

K2 mission Icon K2 mission
The Kepler and K2 missions use transit photometry to detect exoplanets.

Kepler Icon Kepler
The Kepler Mission, NASA's mission to find how many potentially habitable exoplanets exist, launched in 2009 and is now finding thousands of exoplanet candidates.

Palomar Icon Palomar
The 200 inch telescope at Palomar Observatory is used by JPL astronomers for research including high resolution, high contrast imaging of exoplanets.

Spitzer Icon Spitzer
The Spitzer Space Telescope (formerly SIRTF, the Space Infrared Telescope Facility) was launched into space by a Delta rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida on 25 August 2003.

SOFIA Icon SOFIA
SOFIA is the largest airborne observatory in the world; SOFIA's instruments — cameras, spectrometers, and photometers — operate in the near-, mid- and far-infrared wavelengths.

Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope Icon Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope
The Roman Space Telescope is a NASA observatory designed to unravel the secrets of dark energy and dark matter, search for and image exoplanets, and explore many topics in infrared astrophysics.

Starshade Icon Starshade
Starshade is a giant shade which could help in the search for life on planets outside our Solar System.


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