Exoplanet detectives create catalog of ‘light-fingerprints’
Image: Jupiter with the albedo plotted over it. Credit: J. Madden/NASA
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The Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science (CCAPS) was founded in 1959 as the Center for Radiophysics and Space Research, by Cornell professor Thomas Gold (1920-2004). Renamed in 2015, CCAPS fosters cooperative research among astronomers, engineers, geologists and other researchers with specialties relevant to space sciences. Connected to and contained within the Department of Astronomy, CCAPS administers research grants and contracts across several Cornell Departments.