NASA's Race To Mature Starshade For Exoplanet Hunting

Credit: NASA/JPL
Flying in formation with a space telescope, the starshade occulter promises to enable high-contrast imaging of exoplanets by blocking out the light from the target star. None has ever flown in space, but NASA has begun an effort to mature the technology quickly and sufficiently enough to be...
Graham Warwick

Graham leads Aviation Week's coverage of technology, focusing on engineering and technology across the aerospace industry, with a special focus on identifying technologies of strategic importance to aviation, aerospace and defense.

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