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Professor Chris Tinney - Hunting for Earth-Like Planets

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A ground-breaking $3.8 million instrument, used by astronomers to discover and study Earth-like planets, has been launched by a team from UNSW Sydney, The Australian National University and Australian Astronomical Optics at Macquarie University.

The astronomical instrument, known as Veloce, has been built for the four-metre Anglo-Australian Telescope, Australia’s largest on-shore optical telescope, which is located at the ANU Siding Spring Observatory, near Coonabarabran in north-western NSW.

Professor Chris Tinney from UNSW joined me to explain how Veloce works.