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China completes world's largest radio telescope

Boasting half a kilometre in diameter, it is the largest telescope dish in the world to date. The 500-metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), which has been under construction in the Guizhou Province in south-west ...

dateJul 11, 2016 in Astronomy
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Space... the final frontier

Fifty years ago Captain Kirk and the crew of the starship Enterprise began their journey into space—the final frontier. Now, as the newest Star Trek film hits cinemas, the NASA/ESA Hubble space telescope is also exploring ...

dateJul 21, 2016 in Astronomy
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NASA seeks picometer accuracy

Finding and characterizing dozens of Earth-like planets will require a super-stable space telescope whose optical components move or distort no more than a few picometers—a measurement smaller than the size of an atom. ...

dateJul 19, 2016 in Space Exploration
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A 'matryoshka' in the interstellar medium

As if it were one of the known Russian dolls, a group of astronomers, led by researchers at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, (IAC) has found the first known case of three supernova remnants one inside the other. ...

dateJul 14, 2016 in Astronomy
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