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University of Arizona

Apodizing Phase Plate

Caption: Similar in size and shape to a cough drop, the Apodizing Phase Plate causes light waves coming from a star to interfere with each other, exposing the faint glow of a nearby planet. Shown here is an early version.

Credit: University of Arizona

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