Astrophysics (index)about

Terrestrial Planet Finder

(TPF)
(plan for space telescopes to find smaller exoplanets)

The Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF) was a NASA plan for one or more spacecraft designed to find extra-solar planets. One plan was for multiple telescopes, possibly on separate spacecraft to function as an interferometer. The other was for a single larger telescope, larger than HST, with a coronagraph to block starlight. Congress canceled funding 2007 and NASA canceled the project in 2011.


(telescope,reflector,space,exoplanets,NASA,plan,past)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrestrial_Planet_Finder
http://science.nasa.gov/missions/tpf/

Referenced by:
NASA

index