It has the technology to land men on the moon and send probes into the darkest reaches of space. But Nasa’s newest project has more in common with school science lessons than Star Wars.
The agency is planning to build a pinhole camera in space to spot planets orbiting distant stars. This particular device, however, will be a little larger than its classroom cousins: the new worlds imager would be the size of a football field with a hole 10m (30ft) wide in the centre.
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