New Space Telescope Has a Resolution That's 1000 Times Sharper Than Hubble's

January 27, 2015 11:59 AM

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A new space telescope from NASA may be a breakthrough in terms of space exploration. The new telescope concept could image objects at a resolution that's 1,000 times sharper than the Hubble Space Telescope.

The newly-proposed telescope would consist of an orbiting space telescope and an opaque disk in front of it that could be up to a half a mile across. Diffracted light waves from a target star or other object would bend around the edges of this disk and converge in a central point. This light would t...

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