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02 February 2012

Russian Observatory fitted for Exoplanet search

Pulkovo Observatory - Credit: Vladimir Ivanov
Old becomes New.
Located just south of Saint Petersburg on Pulkovo Heights, one of the greatest Russian Observatories of all times – the Pulkovo Observatory – is about to embark on a very noble study.

The hunt for exoplanets is one of the most popular aspects of modern astronomy and one of the fastest growing fields. In less than 25 years, 755 and an ever-increasing number of planets have been cataloged… and the research just doesn’t end.

Read Tammy Plotner's article on Universe Today HERE
wikiinfo: The Pulkovo Observatory