SPECULOOS Southern Observatory Hunts for Habitable Planets (Post by Andor Technology)

On January first, after only 2 years of construction in northern Chile, the SPECULOOS Southern Observatory started its fully robotic survey operations. The observatory is the core facility of a new exoplanet search called SPECULOOS, which stands for “Search for habitable Planets EClipsing Ultra-cOOl Stars”. It aims for nothing less than to detect rocky and temperate planets well-suited for the detection of chemical signatures of life in their atmospheres. This ambitious goal is only made possible by the combination of modern astronomical equipment, efficient detector technology, and one of the best astronomical sites in the world.

The four telescopes of the SPECULOOS Sounthern Observatory, ready for the night

The four telescopes of the SPECULOOS Southern Observatory, ready for the night

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