NASA’s TESS finds intriguing world the size of Earth and Venus

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NASA’s compact infrared cameras enable new science

A new, higher-resolution infrared camera equipped with a variety of lightweight filters could probe sunlight reflected from Earth’s upper atmosphere and surface, improve wildfire warnings, and reveal the molecular makeup of other planets. The cameras use sensitive high-resolution strained-layer superlattice sensors, initially developed at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, using IRAD, (…)

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