New Technology Helps Ground Telescopes Outdo Hubble

A new technology called nulling interferometry will give some of the world's biggest telescopes the power to detect Earth-like planets outside our solar system—something even the Hubble has not accomplished. Basically, nulling interferometry chains together the light captured by several large telescopes to create a… » 10/13/08 4:40pm 10/13/08 4:40pm