New Telescope to Launch

July 22, 2013 12:25 PM

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New Telescope to Launch

We may be getting a better look at our moon's south pole in 2015. The International Lunar Observatory Association and Moon Express have hatched a plan to launch a telescope to the moon in 2015. The new instrument will rest on the lunar surface, taking images of stars, galaxies and planets.

Known as the International Lunar Observatory Precursor (ILO-X), the new telescope is still being tested and developed. However, two space companies are planning for it to become the first privately sponsored lunar telescope. Not only that, but the telescope will be made available to citizens across ...

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