The Transit Method: How to Detect Exoplanets

If you had $550 million US dollars, what would you do with it? Maybe you’d buy a house, new car, take a vacation, buy a small island, host the Olympics or possibly something else extravagant. Well, not too long ago NASA and the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics found themselves asking that same question and decided they would launch a 95 megapixel telescope weighing 2,291 pounds up into space to spend all of its time searching for
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