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Fraser
2003-Jul-25, 02:16 AM
SUMMARY: Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab have built an instrument so sensitive it can measure distances within 1/10th the thickness of a hydrogen atom. This instrument will serve as the heart of NASA's Space Interferometry Mission, which will be able to detect the interactions between Earth-sized planets and the stars they orbit. Due to launch in 2009, the spacecraft will also measure the distance to stars at an accuracy several hundred times better than currently possible.


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thomastech
2003-Jul-25, 02:33 AM
Is this the one they call "Amazing Grace"?