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Starshade will help us see extrasolar planets

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4/27/2014 4:21:24 PM
Posted: 2 years ago

If we put a big object in front of a telescope out in space, we can block the light from the stars we look at and see the planets around him. But it has to be shaped like a flower to work right! I am excited about this field, I bet that we are going to see some incredible things with these (perhaps it will take a couple tries at getting that shape right though).