A sequence of frames from the animated illustration of Starshade, a technology concept under development at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. A peddled canopy will unfold that is held many kilometers away from the telescope to block direct star light, leaving only the feeble light of surrounding exoplanets to examine. Animation Credit: NASA/JPL

April 6, 2015

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