What if we could take a picture of an Earth-like planet around another star that was sharp enough to see continents, oceans, and clouds?
This simulated image of an Earth-like exoplanet shows the potential imaging capability of the NASA-backed
Solar Gravity Lens telescope project [Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Slava Turyshev]Right now, it’s impossible. From our vantage point, exoplanets—planets orbiting other stars—look like fireflies next…
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