Orbiting Rainbows: Using 'Glitter Clouds' to Search For and Image Exoplanets

The search for exoplanets may one day get a lot more glittery. It sounds a bit like science fiction, but a new NASA proposal called Orbiting Rainbows would use glitter-like materials to help image some of those far-away worlds, which could enable high-resolution imaging at a fraction of the cost.

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NASA Flies Radar South on Wide-Ranging Scientific Expedition

Photo Credit: Tony Landis / NASA

WASHINGTON — A versatile NASA airborne imaging radar system is showcasing its broad scientific prowess for studying our Home Planet during a month-long expedition over the Americas.

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