Twin US Spy Telescopes Could Further American Astronomy

Hubble space telescope

In the cavernous area of Building 1230, located at the ITT Exelis facility in Rochester, New York, there are two 2.4-meter telescopes, each as big as the Hubble Space Telescope and never flown, sitting on low pedestals.

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Infant Galaxy Showcases Star Systems in the Early Universe


A rare cosmic zoom lens, which uses the gravity of a large mass to magnify light from distant objects, has allowed a team of US and European astronomers to spot a galaxy so remote that its light was emitted 490 million years after the Big Bang, which is 3.6% of the Universe’s current age.

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ESA’s Hershel Space Telescope Captures Incredible Views of Eagle Nebula


The European Space Agency’s Hershel space telescope has captured new, gorgeous views of the Eagle Nebula, located 6,500 light-years away in the Serpens constellation.

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