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Stratospheric Balloon the Size of a Football Stadium Will Carry a Cutting-Edge Telescope

NASA ASTHROS: Stratospheric Balloon the Size of a Football Stadium Will Carry a Cutting-Edge Telescope

Carried by a balloon the size of a football stadium, ASTHROS will use a cutting-edge telescope to observe wavelengths of light that aren’t visible from the ground. Work has begun on an ambitious new mission that will carry a cutting-edge 8.4-foot (2.5-meter) telescope high into the stratosphere

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Another delay: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope won’t launch in March 2021

Another delay: NASA's James Webb Space Telescope won't launch in March 2021

In a recent test at a Northrop Grumman facility in Redondo Beach, California, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope deployed and extended its Deployable Tower Assembly. This component of the telescope separates its iconic gold mirrors from the spacecraft’s scientific instruments and propulsion systems. We’ll have to wait a bit longer still to see NASA’s next big space telescope get off

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Experts: China Is Pulling Ahead in Race to Identify Extraterrestrials

Experts: China Is Pulling Ahead in Race to Identify Extraterrestrials

With China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST) in place, astronomers say the country is positioning itself as the new leader in the search for extraterrestrial life. Traditionally, SETI research has been a largely Western pursuit, scientists told Space.com . But FAST bucks that trend — if there’s any […] See more at: Experts: China Is Pulling Ahead in Race

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