‘Carmenes’, instrument that will seek Earth-like planets, begins its assembly in Calar Alto.

The Spanish-German Calar Alto Observatory (CAHA), en Gérgal (Almería), He has launched this week the assembly and testing of the instrument 'Carmenes', unique in the world and with which you can observe the sky “in the visible and infrared, in search of Earth-like planets”. Así lo ha indicado el vicedirector del CAHA, Jesus Aceituno, quien ha precisado que se ha procedido a instalar el frontal del instrumento, “que lo conecta con el telescopio, recoge la luz y la inyecta en las fibras”.

The planets, to revolve around its star, it produce light oscillatory movements that, when measured with adequate precision, They reveal the existence of these planets although we can not see directly. So Carmenes seek Earth-like planets.

Desde el observatorio han explicado que no solo es el primer instrumento que España propone para ser instalado en el Observatorio de Calar Alto, but also is a unique instrument in the world, in both accuracy and stability, cualidades indispensables para medir las pequeñas variaciones de velocidad que un planeta produce en las estrellas.

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