Telescopes

10.09.15
I found a secondhand telescope, now what?
10.09.15

I found a secondhand telescope, now what?

How my fascination with astronomy began with a chance encounter during a burrito run.

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05.28.15
This telescope is really just 10 Canon lenses strapped together
05.28.15

This telescope is really just 10 Canon lenses strapped together

Hunting for extremely dim galaxies is especially difficult with single-lens telescopes. That's bec...

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07.16.14
NASA's new telescopes could spot alien life within 20 years
07.16.14

NASA's new telescopes could spot alien life within 20 years

Convinced that there's got to be life on other planets? You're not alone in the universe -- in fac...

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10.27.12
9-gigapixel image of the Milky Way reminds us just how small we truly are
10.27.12

9-gigapixel image of the Milky Way reminds us just how small we truly are

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but this just leaves us speechless. Pictured above i...

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07.12.11
SKA radio telescope to pump out more data than the internet in 2020, spot ALF before he lands
07.12.11

SKA radio telescope to pump out more data than the internet in 2020, spot ALF before he lands

Unfortunately for Desmond Dekker fans, this SKA telescope has nothing to do with the Jamaican mus...

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06.10.11
VLT Survey Telescope snaps out-of-this-world photos with 268-megapixel camera
06.10.11

VLT Survey Telescope snaps out-of-this-world photos with 268-megapixel camera

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has just released the first batch of shots taken by its V...

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