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WATCH: NASA's Working on a Massive 'Sunshade' That Could Reveal Alien Worlds

Throwing shade, literally.

JOSH HRALA
25 MAY 2016
 

Though it may look dark from down here on Earth, the Universe is basically a cosmic soup of bright stars, which makes it really, really hard for researchers to find planets outside of our Solar System.

But researchers at NASA have designed a flower-like sunshade that they think might be able to solve that problem. 

Video produced in partnership with Futurism

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