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Twinkle Space Mission: Introduced by Professor Jonathan Tennyson

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Professor Jonathan Tennyson of University College London describes his thoughts on the announcement of Twinkle Space Mission at The Royal Astronomical Society February 6th, 2015. Twinkle is a small, low-cost mission that will use spectroscopy to decode the light from hundreds of extrasolar planets. Twinkle will be able to reveal, for the first time, the chemical composition, weather and history of worlds orbiting distant stars. The Twinkle satellite will be built in the UK and launched into a low-Earth orbit within 3 to 4 years, using a platform designed by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd and instrumentation led by UCL. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below! Sign up to our newsletter! www.twinkle-spacemission.co.uk Follow the mission on twitter: @twinkle_mission Camera Crew: Lucy Cavalier Clarice Henry Ben Harris Yolanda Terera Stefano Ursini Special thanks to SAE Institute London. Editor: Bex Coates