Espresso searches life beyond the earth, an extremely advanced mission to ransack the universe and explore the planets with signs of life. The mission is taking place at the driest desert of the world with the help of modest black box known as Espresso.
An instrument Espresso, usually called as spectrograph is having a modest appearance that contradict its most advanced invigorating technology. Being the most precise instrument ever built of its type, it is 10 times more powerful than other most powerful predecessor of the device.
Gaspare Lo Curto, Italian astronomer said in a statement that, “Espresso will be available on all four telescopes at once, which is something that had never been done before. That means the likelihood of finding planets similar to Earth in mass and size or the conditions for life, are greater.”
Northern Chile’s Atacama Desert, Espresso will be located to four telescopes as big as scientists just referred them as the ‘Very Large Telescope’ (VLT). Altogether, they will hunt for the skies of exoplanets, which are outside our solar system, seeking the ones similar to the earth.
Atacama Desert is supposed to shelter nearly 70 per cent of the astronomy infrastructure all over the world. Espresso represents the Echelle Spectrograph for Rocky Exoplanet and Stable Spectroscopic Observations.
Curto added that, “Espresso will be 10 times more precise than the most precise instrument in the world, HARPS, and will also have the flexibility of serving each of the telescopes at the Paranal observatory.”