Exoplanet detectives create reference catalog …

Ithaca NY (SPX) Aug 02, 2018

Earthbound detectives rely on fingerprints to solve their cases; now astronomers can do the same, using “light-fingerprints” instead of skin grooves to uncover the mysteries of exoplanets.

Cornell University researchers have created a reference catalog using calibrated spectra and geometric albedos – the light reflected by a surface – of 19 of the most diverse bodies in our solar system. T
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