A ‘Bright’ Idea for a Solar Gravitational Lens

SpaceVideoPublished: March 16, 2018
Published: March 16, 2018

Could we use the Sun as a telescope to get an up-close look at a planet orbiting another star?

NASA 360 takes a look at the NASA Innovative Advanced Concept (NIAC) that explores the possibility of using the Sun as a Solar Gravitational Lens.

To watch the in-depth presentation about this topic please visit: http://bit.ly/2ACdz0o

This video represents a research study within the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program. NIAC is a visionary and far-reaching aerospace program, one that has the potential to create breakthrough technologies for possible future space missions. However, such early stage technology developments may never become actual NASA missions. For more information about NIAC, visit: www.nasa.gov/niac.

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