This operation’s been abandoned once again turned 3 today!
NASA’s prettiest spaceship design yet
Working in conjunction with a space-based telescope, the starshade is able to position itself precisely between the telescope and the star that’s being observed, and can block the starlight before it even reaches the telescope’s mirrors.
With the starlight suppressed, light coming from exoplanets orbiting the star would be visible. Using this technology, astronomers would be able to take actual pictures of exoplanets—images that could provide clues as to whether such worlds could support life as we know it.
(Source: Gizmodo, via the-actual-universe)
WHAT THE FUCK
(Source: hipsterfart, via spirit-ofthe-stairwell)
rum point reef from the air by gemini spy on Flickr.