back to article Filtering starlight to probe new worlds

European star gazers have been filtering stellar light through the atmospheres of the three inner planets to find out what they are made of. Venus, Earth and Mars (not to scale) Venus Express, the European Space Agency's (ESA) mission to our twin planet, is watching starlight as it passes through Venus' thick swirling …


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  1. anarchic-teapot

    COROT stares at a large number of stars at once

    Mwahahaa! Babelfish alert!

    Try "watches a large number of stars simultaneously".

    Looking at them In A Funny Way isn't going to improve interstellar relations, is it? You upset someone like that, they're going to heave a large rock at you. How do you think the dinosaurs got wiped out?

  2. Anonymous Coward


    I use this method to indicate when my boss is about to say something. There is a slight dimming just before hand.

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