The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets

Pretty cool. ┬áJeremy Kasdin in this TED talk discusses an idea to remove the glare of a star’s light in order to possibly get a look at its planets.

 

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2 Responses to The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets

  1. Brett says:

    That was an excellent video, both in terms of what it talked about and presentation quality. I particularly liked how he demonstrated the problem caused by the comparative brightness of exoplanets’ primary star, as well as what a solar system might look like with a functioning occulter in place.

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