Part 3 – See the surface of the planets.
Podcast of sky and space Radio – part 3 – 16 min 45
“While the number of exoplanets constantly to multiply and is announced for soon the discovery of Twin Sisters of the Earth, an atypical scientist, father of interferometry, imagine extraordinary telescopes.
«hypertélescopes» installed in terrestrial craters or space. A mosaic of mirrors lining hundreds of square kilometres and capable of revealing the continents on exoplanets to years light away.
The father of these fragmented giant mirrors, Antoine Labeyrie, already test at the Observatory of Haute-Provence, and imagine the Astronomy of the centuries to come.
With Antoine Labeyrie astronomer, Professor at the Collège de France and Director of the laboratory of stellar interferometry and Exoplanetary (LISE)