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10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Hubble Replacement

The Hubble Space Telescope has given us a clearer—and often more spectacular—picture of the universe around us. However, technology has improved considerably since its 1990 launch, and it’s now a touch out of date. 1,495 more words

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BICEP2 MEASUREMENTS REAFFIRMED

There is an interview with Bicep2 team leader John Kovac of Harvard University published today. In it Kovac reaffirms his discovery, subject to the resolution of the foreground/background issue: 521 more words

When The Nobles Scam You

NASA: Will prove we aren't alone in 20 yrs

Cambridge, Mass. – NASA predicts that 100 million worlds in our own Milky Way galaxy may host alien life, and space programscientists estimate that humans will be able to find life within two decades. 418 more words

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How Hubble Observations Are Scheduled

This is the third in a three-part series.

After observing time is awarded, the Institute creates a long-range plan. This plan ensures that the diverse collection of observations are scheduled as efficiently as possible. 340 more words

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How Hubble Observations Are Planned

This is the second in a three-part series.

Researchers awarded telescope time based on the scientific merit of their Phase I proposal must submit a Phase II proposal that specifies the many details necessary for implementing and scheduling of the observations. 456 more words

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How Hubble Observations Are Proposed

This is the first in a three-part series.

Time on the Hubble Space Telescope is a precious commodity. As a space telescope, Hubble can observe 24 hours a day, but its advantageous perch also attracts a large number of astronomers who want to use it. 344 more words

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