Starshade is an exoplanet-hunting mission
The story starts with crescent-shaped sand dunes where wind and surface interacted...
The tech could allow a probe to make it to Saturn in just two years
"Imagine taking a pile of metal five times larger than the Big Island of Hawaii and burying it underground"
It's called the "One Small Step to Protect Human Heritage in Space Act"
But higher cash infusions will be needed in the future
“This is not about Hollywood, this is not about movies, this is about ultimately protecting the only planet we know right now to host life"
Scientists have shown which stars these craft will pass by millions of years after the vehicles stop working
"A piece of rubber going from flat to the shape of a finger, it changes the material into something else"
During last year's simulation, the group successfully saved Tokyo from a catastrophic impact by launching a nuclear bomb at the asteroid