Artist's concept of the current mission configuration of NASA's SIM PlanetQuest.
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Artist's concept of SIM PlanetQuest (Artist Concept)

Artist's concept of the current mission configuration. SIM PlanetQuest (formerly called Space Interferometry Mission), currently under development, will determine the positions and distances of stars several hundred times more accurately than any previous program. This accuracy will allow SIM to determine the distances to stars throughout the galaxy and to probe nearby stars for Earth-sized planets. SIM will open a window to a new world of discoveries.

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ID#:
PIA04248

Date added:
2002-12-21

Mission:
SIM PlanetQuest

Spacecraft:
SIM

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL