Making Artificial Eclipses Using Spacecraft Might Help Us Find New Worlds

As the nation awaits the Great American Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21, Stanford's Space Rendezvous Laboratory is developing a system that uses orbiting spacecraft to produce eclipses.

Published On 08/09/2017
7:30 AM EDT
Artist’s concept of the mDOT system, which would test eclipsing technologies for looking at exoplanets. Space Rendezvous Laboratory