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THE GEMINI PLANET IMAGER - First Pictures Just In.

Posted on the 08 January 2014 by Freeplanet @CUST0D1AN
a yearning for an upbeat and positive news story amongst all the doom-laden FLOOD STORIES from my current country of residence and Solar X-class flares led me to this encouraging story: THE GEMINI PLANET IMAGER

THE GEMINI PLANET IMAGER - first pictures just in.

images c/o geekquinox

 
The Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) took almost 10 years to complete, and began its first observations back in November 2013. One of the first targets the astronomers pointed it at was the young star HR4796A (pictured above), which is the central partner in a binary star system with a distant red dwarf companion. [source GEEKQUINOX]

Lovely stuff, and great to see technology being 'used for good' rather than used for war.

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