NASA’s Starshade

“This animation shows the prototype starshade, a giant structure designed to block the glare of stars so that future space telescopes can take pictures of planets.”

(That last GIF is a prototype,’s like we’re using the natural mechanics of flower petals for awesome.)

One day this may be used to take the first picture of another Earth. 

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Geographical and astronomical illustrations from the mid-1800s by John Philipps Emslie via The Wellcome Collection)

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