FINESSE for Exoplanets

FINESSE for Exoplanets

May 23, 2012

FINESSE for Exoplanets

NASA’s Explorers Program FINESSE, proposed for launch in 2016, is the first mission dedicated to finding out what exoplanet atmospheres are made of and how our own solar system fits into the larger family of planets.  Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

The FINESSE mission would take the first “family portrait” of exoplanets and will inform us of what conditions or processes are responsible for their composition.



FINESSE for Exoplanets

FINESSE would observe exoplanets from low-Earth orbit (NASAJPL-Caltech)

FINESSE for Exoplanets

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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