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Comissioned First Robotic Telescope For Exoplanet Search

Lick Observatory, CA

Newest telescope goes online, the Automated Planet Finder (APF), began operating robotically night after night on Mt. Hamilton in January 2014, searching nearby stars for Earth-sized planets. Its technical performance has been outstanding, making it not only the first robotic planet-finding facility but also one of the most sensitive.