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Better images than with Hubble Space Telescope? Yes, with E-ELT.

The E-ELT, European Extremely Large Telescope, will be an engineering marvel when it will be completed in the next decade. With a main mirrors of 39 meters in diameter, it will be the biggest telescope ever built. The main mirror consists of over 700 hexagonal pieces that are 5 centimeters thick and are so flexible […]

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What’s the link between cats and space telescopes?

This video from Smarter Every Day explains how the space telescopes are able to change the direction they are pointed at. some solutions involve a less elegant method like using small rockets, but others are more than clever. It turn out that is quite hard to point a telescope like Hubble to where it should […]

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