Advanced digital processing techniques aid search for giant planets outside our solar system
Astronomers first discovered exoplanets – planets outside our own solar system – 30 years ago. Telescope and modelling capabilities are enabling them to gain new insight into how planetary systems form and evolve. However, instruments are limited in their ability to provide high-resolution data at lengths between 5–20 au, where giant planets primarily form through gas accretion. Although the Gaia and ELT future space telescopes are expected to significantly advance our knowledge in this region, instrument costs will probably be high. The EU-funded COBREX project will apply advanced signal processing techniques to imaging data obtained by SPHERE and GPI high-contrast imaging instruments. The ultimate aim is to improve the detection capability of telescopes in lengths beyond 5 au by at least one order of magnitude.
Field of science
- /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/planetary science/planets/exoplanetology
- /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/signal processing
- /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing
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