Think the Hubble is Awesome? New Telescope Concept Could be 1,000 Times Better

January 27, 2015 3:54 PM

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Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder will be making a big pitch to NASA officials this week. They will be providing an update on a new space telescope concept that could take pictures up to 1,000 times sharper than the Hubble Space Telescope.

CU-Boulder Professor Webster Cash describes the telescope as an orbiting space telescope with an opaque disk stretching in front of it. This disk could be up to a half mile across. Check out the image below to get a better idea of what Cash and his fellow researchers are thinking up.

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