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Andor Camera Helps Astronomers Find Planets

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BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Sept. 26, 2006 -- Digital camera maker Andor Technology has played a central role in some exciting new discoveries in the world of astronomy. A team of UK, French and Swiss astronomers, including staff from Queen's University Belfast (QUB), Northern Ireland, announced this week the discovery of two new Jupiter-sized planets around stars in the constellations of Andromeda and Delphinus. Artist’s impression of a ‘hot Jupiter’ during transit. (Copyright Mark A. Garlick/markgarlick.com) These planets are the first to be found during the UK-led SuperWASP (Wide-Angle Search for Planets) program. Using wide-angle...Read full article

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