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Starshade

In Order to Reveal Planets Around Another star, a Starshade Needs to Fly 40,000 km Away from a Telescope, Aligned Within Only 1 Meter

If NASA sends a Starshade into space, it will need to perform some very accurate formation flying with the space…

10 months ago

What is the Direct Imaging Method?

A highly effective (but very difficult) method of exoplanet detection involves capturing direct images of bodies orbiting distant stars from…

1 year ago

Standford Team Creates mDOT, a Mini-Starshade for Exoplanet Research

A team from Standford University's Space Rendezvous Laboratory have created a small-scale demonstrator of Starshade technology to help in the…

3 years ago

Rise Of The Super Telescopes: The Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope

When the WFIRST observatory comes online in the mid 2020s, it will take images 100 times larger than the Hubble.

3 years ago

Starshade Prepares To Image New Earths

In the coming years, NASA will be launching its Starshade, a large spacecraft that will block the bright light of…

4 years ago