Vote for this video by social sharing!Join us for a conversation with Dr. Slava Turyshev and Dr. Louis Friedman about a new mission concept to use the Sun as a gravitational lens capable of directly imaging exoplanets. Dr. Turyshev is a research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Astronautics’ Structure of the Universe Research Group. In addition, Dr. Turyshev is only the third Phase III Fellow in the history of NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts grant, which is funding final research into the Solar Gravitational Lens concept. Dr. Louis Friedman is a co-founder of the Planetary Society.
Solar sail animation courtesy of Xplore.
Solar sail trajectory courtesy Xplore / Dr. Darren Garber.
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