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-University of Exeter: Pioneering infrared imager gives sharpest-ever view of stars and planet-forming discs

Jan 17, 2019 - ENP Newswire

A pioneering new instrument that produces the sharpest images of young stars could give astronomers a fascinating glimpse into how the solar system may have looked more than 4.5 billion years ago.

An international team of experts, including Professor Stefan Kraus from the University of Exeter, are carrying out new research into how planets form using a ground-breaking new infrared imager.

The imager, called MIRC-X, is designed to give new insights into how planets form from the rotat...