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(past plan for space telescopes acting as an interferometer)

Darwin was a European Space Agency plan for several spacecraft, each with a 3-4 meter infrared reflector telescope, together to serve as an interferometer in space for studying extra-solar planets through direct imaging, using nulling to avoid light from the host star.

Studies for the project ended in 2007 with no plans to continue.

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European Space Agency (ESA)