Researchers seem to have figured out how to use solar gravitational lensing to look at planets outside our solar system. The technology that scientists are developing can be more advanced than the existing technology.
Scientists can use the Sun’s gravitational field to magnify the light from exoplanets. For this, he can do this by aligning the telescope, the Sun and the exoplanet.
Gravitational lens can bend light, and with its help, images of distant objects can be made. The researchers published their findings in the May 2 edition of The Astrophysical Journal. publish has done. This method would require more advanced space travel. According to the researchers, what else will be known about the other world from this concept, it will be known in the coming time.
Gravitational lensing was discovered around the year 1919 during an experiment during a solar eclipse. This was the first observational proof that Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity was correct. This was evidence that gravity can bend light.
Bruce McIntosh, professor of physics in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford, and deputy director of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology. said That using this technique they want to be able to take pictures of planets orbiting other stars. Researchers hope that they will be able to take a picture of a planet 100 light years away. It can be as impressive as the picture of Earth taken by Apollo 8.