Astronomers Develop Coronagraph That Can Image Exoplanets

Credit: Leiden University/University of Arizona
A new optics technology that creates 3-D arrays of liquid crystals has allowed astronomers on Earth to resolve exoplanets orbiting a distant star by blocking the obscuring light of the star. The “vector Apodizing Phase Plate” (vector-APP) coronagraph was developed by astronomers at Leiden University...

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