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Stanford researchers work on artificial eclipse to observe extrasolar planets

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Researchers at Stanford University are working on an artificial eclipsing system to help them image extrasolar planets, which could be Earth-like and carrying extraterrestrial life.
Similar to how a person can not look at anything too close to the sun, current telescopes can't observe potential Earth-like planets because they are too close to the stars they orbit, which are about 10 billion times brighter than the planets that surround them, according to a news relea ...