Shape-Changing Mirrors Could Help Us Photograph Distant Planets

A way to isolate planet from stars for photography

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The planet Proxima-b is camera shy. In fairness, most exoplanets are – it’s hardly easy to photograph any planet within our own solar system, but getting a clear picture of planets that orbit other stars is close to impossible.

There’s simply too much light pollution; the nearby Alpha Centauri solar system, for example, contains three stars which are constantly bathing its planets in light.

Therefore, trying to get a clear picture of Proxima-b, a planet that’s very much like our own, is incredibly difficult.

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