Something for the Dublin readers, DVD sales in Eyre Square, Galway, ‘Farming The Old Way’ ….”It doesn’t matter how many buckets of milk you spill… just don’t lose the cow”. Ah, the wit. I’ll have one of each :)
It’s all down to the blinding glow of stars, which obliterates the ability of distant viewers to see the planets orbiting them.
In this TED talk, Princeton University astronomer Jeremy Kasdin explains a new technology which may change all that: the Starshade – a flower petal-shaped screen that allows a telescope (located up to 50,000km from said Starshade) to photograph previously invisible planets trillions of kilometers away.