Could Flower Power Spot Alien Life? Nasa Reveals Giant Space Sunflower That Could Allow Exoplanets To Be Photographed For The First Time -- Daily Mail
* Nasa project could allow pictures of exoplanets to be taken clearly
* Flower would act as a starshade to block light from stars - but allow telescopes to see their exoplants
It may look like a giant sunflower blooming, but in fact this is Nasa's latest attempt to photograph an alien planet capable of sustaining light.
The unfurling flower can block light from a star, allowing space telescopes to get a clear view of planets orbiting it.
Experts hope the invention could revolutionise our knowledge of alien planets
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My Comment: This is what makes astronomy exciting.