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05

Aug

6 new telescopes that will change the way we see spaceA new age of astronomy is dawning, thanks to an unprecedented building boom of big telescopes that are expected to shed light on dark energy, distant solar systems and other mysteries of the universe.

6 new telescopes that will change the way we see space
A new age of astronomy is dawning, thanks to an unprecedented building boom of big telescopes that are expected to shed light on dark energy, distant solar systems and other mysteries of the universe.

03

Mar

Construction of giant telescope in Hawaii could begin this summerIf the Thirty-Meter Telescope can secure the rest of its funding, it should be operational by 2020.

Construction of giant telescope in Hawaii could begin this summer
If the Thirty-Meter Telescope can secure the rest of its funding, it should be operational by 2020.

26

Oct

Planck ‘time machine’ telescope shuts down for goodThe Planck telescope is responsible for piecing together the best ‘baby photo’ of the universe ever seen.

Planck ‘time machine’ telescope shuts down for good
The Planck telescope is responsible for piecing together the best ‘baby photo’ of the universe ever seen.

27

Aug

Giant Magellan Telescope will be 10 times more powerful than HubbleThis new telescope will detect and characterize exoplanets, investigate the nature of mysterious dark matter and dark energy and study the physics of black holes.

Giant Magellan Telescope will be 10 times more powerful than Hubble
This new telescope will detect and characterize exoplanets, investigate the nature of mysterious dark matter and dark energy and study the physics of black holes.

30

May


 Asteroid miners to launch first crowdfunded space telescope  



Everyone from regular citizens to schools, researchers and universities can donate at different levels in the Kickstarter campaign.
Everyone from regular citizens to schools, researchers and universities can donate at different levels in the Kickstarter campaign.

01

May

World’s largest infrared space telescope shuts down for good
The Herschel Space Observatory was the most powerful infrared observatory ever launched to space until it stopped functioning this week.

World’s largest infrared space telescope shuts down for good

The Herschel Space Observatory was the most powerful infrared observatory ever launched to space until it stopped functioning this week.

12

Mar

Largest infrared telescope in space running out of time
Scientists are not disappointed, claiming that Herschel’s mission “has already exceeded expectations.”

Largest infrared telescope in space running out of time

Scientists are not disappointed, claiming that Herschel’s mission “has already exceeded expectations.”

11

Mar

6 surprising facts about world’s most powerful radio telescope
The $1.3 billion telescope array promises to reveal many new secrets of the cosmos.

6 surprising facts about world’s most powerful radio telescope

The $1.3 billion telescope array promises to reveal many new secrets of the cosmos.

11

Nov

An old idea gives telescopes a fresh twistInventor predicts his invention will help astronomers find alien worlds.

An old idea gives telescopes a fresh twist
Inventor predicts his invention will help astronomers find alien worlds.

28

Jun

Asteroid telescope will hunt for space rocks that threaten EarthProject Sentinel would find and road-map Earth-bound asteroids with sufficient warning time — years to decades — to enable deflection missions.

Asteroid telescope will hunt for space rocks that threaten Earth
Project Sentinel would find and road-map Earth-bound asteroids with sufficient warning time — years to decades — to enable deflection missions.