NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, is developing a prototype spacecraft that looks like a giant sunflower. Called a starshade, the deployable structure is designed to block light from stars so that future space telescopes can snap pictures of nearby Earth-like planets. A telescope and the starshade would launch together and once in space it would unfurl its petals and move into a position to block star glare from the space observatory. Read more about the project at NASA.gov and check out animation of the proposed starshade here.
Mark Anthony, the "Psychic Lawyer," discussed haunted real estate, including the infamous Lizzie Borden murder house, as well as communicating with the spirits of ancestors. Open Lines followed in the latter half of the show.