Want to meet an alien? Here’s our best chance…

It’s a sunny day and you’re outside with friends. You want to capture the moment on your camera but you come across the classic problem of light, of overexposure… Light gets in the way, it makes everything harder to distinguish so you move around trying to find the best spot, right? Well, space telescopes face the same issue. Light from far away stars gets in the way…

In this TED Talk, Jeremy Kasdin, an astronomer at Princeton University, presents his design for a spacecraft capable of solving this, allowing us to take clearer pictures of the unknown.

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