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Telescope to Seek Dust Where Other Earths May Lie


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Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer

The Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer (LBTI) instrument set its eyes on a dusty star system called Eta Corvi, depicted here in this artist's concept. Recent collisions between comets and rocky bodies within the star system are thought to have generated the surplus of dust.

Credit: Large Binocular Telescope Observatory

The NASA-funded Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer, or LBTI, has completed its first study of dust in the "habitable zone" around a star, opening a new door to finding planets like Earth.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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