Discussion in 'Techforge' started by The Night Funky, Sep 23, 2018.
NASA's newest planet-hunting telescope has already spotted some candidates.
I wonder when we'll have the technology to start detecting planets at large distances (several AU) from their star?
We already do. It just depends upon the size of the planet and the distance the star is away from the Earth.
I was thinking about something smaller than super Earths and at least a few AU from the star. Though I assume that also must factor in the luminosity of the star as well.
We've already got the technology. When the James Webb Space Telescope is launched, it'll be able to find analogs of Earth orbiting other stars.
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