High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher(HARPS) is designed as an echelle spectrograph , installed on European Southern Observatory's (ESO's) 3.6m telescope at LA Silla observatory in Chile. It measures radial velocity of planets with highest degree of accuracy currently available .

This Instrument is used for discovering extra-solar planets . Recently it has discovered 50 new extra solar planets including 16 super Earths .

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