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Science Why spotting alien life just got easier

The Gemini Planet Imager (GPI), an intricate astronomical instrument the size of a small car can see planets a million times fainter than their parent stars. The technology is a step closer to finding a habitable planet beyond our solar system.

By Staff writer / January 8, 2014

Processing by Christian Marois, NRC Canada

The Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) might just bring us one step closer to finding life on another world.