The Messenger GRAVITY Science
Hunting Exoplanets with Single-Mode Optical Interferometry
No. 178 (December 2019), 47–49
The GRAVITY instrument was primarily conceived for imaging and astrometry of the Galactic centre. However, its sensitivity and astrometric capabilities have also enabled interferometry to reach a new domain of astrophysics: exoplanetology. In March 2019, the GRAVITY collaboration published the first spectrum and astrometry of an exoplanet obtained by optical interferometry. In this article, we show how this observation is paving the way to even more exciting discoveries — finding new planets, and characterising their atmospheres.
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GRAVITY Collaboration; Hunting Exoplanets with Single-Mode Optical Interferometry. The Messenger 178 (December 2019): 47–49. https://doi.org/10.18727/0722-6691/5177