Italian Satellite will Search of Habitable Planets

The new Italian satellite with 34 telescopes on board would start the search of habitable planets in the Universe.Called Plato (from the initial letters of the project Planetary Transits And Stellar Oscillations) satellite developed at the Department of Astronomy, University of Padua, in collaboration with the Observatories of Brera and Catania, under the auspices of the National Institute for Astrophysics and the Italian Space Agency. While in orbit, the satellite will be capture the panorama of our galaxy every 30 seconds, while watching a million stars in six years. With the new machine, scientists hope to find a system similar to our solar.

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