As part of the 2018 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NAIC) program, a team of scientists from across the US was recently given a Phase I award for their self-assembling space telescope concept.
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With the recent launch of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) – which took place on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 – a lot of attention has been focused on the next-generation space telescopes that will be taking to space in the coming years. These include not only the James Webb Space Telescope, which is currently scheduled […]
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NASA’s LUVOIR, the Large Ultraviolet, Optical, and Infrared Surveyor, is the future of Super Telescopes. It’s 15m mirror will dwarf the Hubble and James Webb.
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The eagerly anticipated James Webb Space Telescope will be the first of the Super Telescopes to start work.
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Beam us up, Scotty. There’s no signs of intelligent life out there. At least, no obvious signs, according to a recent survey performed by researchers at Penn State University. After reviewing data taken by the NASA Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) space telescope of over 100,000 galaxies, there appears to be little evidence that advanced, […]