Twin US Spy Telescopes Could Further American Astronomy

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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

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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

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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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