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Exoplanet Discovery and Science: Projects

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
The Kepler and K2 missions use transit photometry to detect exoplanets.
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.
Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope
The Nancy Grace 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.
The 200 inch telescope at Palomar Observatory is used by JPL astronomers for research including high resolution, high contrast imaging of exoplanets.
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.
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.
Starshade is a giant shade which could help in the search for life on planets outside our Solar System.