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Solar Gravity Lens Telescope

Solar Gravity Lens Telescope

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Solar Gravity Lens Telescope
This infographic shows how swarms of small solar sail-powered spacecraft could fly to a spot where our Sun's gravity distorts and magnifies the light from a nearby star system, allowing us to capture a sharp image of an Earth-like exoplanet. The concept is known as the Solar Gravity Lens telescope.

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