Novel calibration tool will help astronomers look for habitable exoplanets

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Promising new calibration tools, called laser frequency combs, could allow astronomers to take a major step in discovering and characterizing earthlike planets around other stars. These devices generate evenly spaced lines of light, much like the teeth on a comb for styling hair or the tick marks on a ruler–hence their nickname of “optical rulers.”

This full article appears on <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160129171009.htm">Science Daily</a>

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