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Solar Gravity Telescope Could Directly Image Exoplanetary Atmospheres

In a new paper in the Astrophysical Journal, a duo of astronomers from the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at Stanford University described a way to manipulate solar gravitational lensing to view extrasolar planets. By positioning a space telescope, the Sun, and an exoplanet in a line with the Sun in the middle, […]

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