Its mirrors are as big as a tennis court.
As today’s space telescopes age, tomorrow’s are preparing for launch, and they plan to give us a glimpse of the earliest years of our universe. This is life after Hubble.
The search for alien life continues.
From launches to moon landings to the “grand finale” of a hard-working spacecraft, here are the most anticipated space science missions of 2017.
Santa Claus is coming to town (on a magnetic levitating sleigh).
Space exploration has come a long way since the first primitive satellites—we’ve visited all the canonical planets, and laid the groundwork for the next stage of discovery and colonization. A new, more lasting space race is about to begin. Here’s the first part of our 100-year forecast of future space exploration.
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The largest-ever space telescope is also our best one yet
There’s a new space race, a multilateral contest between many nations to conquer the high frontier. It’s the sort of competition that avails the entire species, and as it accelerates with newer entrants we all inch a little closer to the stars. Here’s a look at the past, present, and future projects of the world’s top space agencies.
So near, yet also so very far.
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