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MOST

(Microvariability and Oscillations of Stars)
(2000s observatory-satellite looking for stellar oscillations)

MOST (Microvariability and Oscillations of Stars) was a Canadian satellite designed to detect minute variations in the light of stars to study their seismology (asteroseismology), which requires viewing stars for much longer periods of time than can be afforded with major telescopes such as the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). It was launched in 2003 in Russia and featured a 15 cm telescope viewing 350 nm to 700 nm waves. Operation was terminated in 2019.


(spacecraft,CSA,past)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOST_(satellite)
https://web.archive.org/web/20080122021824/http://www.astro.ubc.ca/MOST/science.html
WaveLFreqPhoton
Energy
  
350nm857THz3.6eVbeginMOST
700nm428THz1.8eVendMOST

Referenced by pages:
asteroseismology
CSA
NEOSSat

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