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How Nasa's Next Big Telescope Could Take Pictures of Another Earth


Starshade

This artists rendition shows the deployment of a starshadea giant flower-shaped screen for blocking starlight. Starshades could allow future space telescopes to snap pictures of Earth-like planets beyond our solar system.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Can NASA's next big space telescope take a picture of an alien Earth-like planet orbiting another star?

From Scientific American
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