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Peering into extrasolar space: S.P.H.E.RE

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  00:15:00  2015  HD 16/9  Color  Sound

The SPHERE (Spectro Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet REsearch) instrument project is implemented on one of the 4 large telescopes of the VLT (Very Large Telescope) located in the Atacama Desert in Chile. Its main objective is to locate and characterize exoplanets, i. e., planets outside our solar system.
SPHERE is a state-of-the-art instrument that uses advanced technologies such as adaptive optics, which compensates in real time for the effects of distortions due to atmospheric turbulence and coronography, a technique that makes objects orbiting near a star visible. The latest of the second-generation instruments that have been installed on the VLT, it offers researchers direct imaging of these extrasolar planets and enables them to learn more about the conditions of their formation.

Producer : CNRS Images
 
Director : DELHAYE Claude (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon) GOMBERT Christophe (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
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Audiovisual processReal shots. Fast-motion shots. Use of archive images and animations.
Voice over. Interview (live sound). Musics.
PersonnalitiesMOUILLET David(IPAG, UMR CNRS et Univ. Joseph Fourier, Grenoble); DOHLEN Kjetil(LAM, UMR CNRS et Univ. Aix-Marseille); FUSCO Thierry(Onera); VIGAN Arthur(LAM, UMR CNRS et Univ. Aix-Marseille); BEUZIT Jean-Luc(IPAG, UMR CNRS et Univ. Joseph Fourier, Grenoble)
NotesIPAG : Institut de planétologie et astrophysique de Grenoble.
LAM : Laboratoire d'astrophysique de Marseille.
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Space Sciences

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Number4503
PublicLarge audience
Original SupportHD
VersionFrench
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