Using publicly available data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) have found that six percent of red dwarf stars have habitable, Earth-sized planets. Since red dwarfs are the most common stars in our galaxy, the closest Earth-like planet could be just 13 light-years away.
The Surface Optics engineering team has returned after a busy week showcasing SOC’s handheld reflectometers, spectral imagers, and cutting edge thin-film coating technology at the Photonics West 2013 Exhibition in San Francisco, California. Photonics West is hosted by the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) and is the world’s leading biomedical optics, optoelectronics, microfabrication, laser […]
Surface Optics recently loaned out an SOC710-VP spectral imaging system to the University of Georgia (UGA) for use in an interdisciplinary study of an ancient Roman sculpture on exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art (GMOA). The exhibition and research, titled “Object in Focus: The Orpheus Relief Project”, investigates evidence of original polychromy on a […]