space telescope

The biggest space telescope of all time has finally gotten off the ground

Posted in Hardware, Science on 27th Dec, 2021
by Alex Muller

As of now we wait for the telescope to finish its full deployment so that its scientific mission can begin.

Astonomy's use of Data Sience has lead to many new minor planets spotted in the outer Solar System

Posted in Reviews on 6th May, 2020
by Alex Muller

The discoveries were made by sifting through several years' worth of data gathered by the Dark Energy Survey, and applying new techniques to study objects that the survey was never intended to search for.

The Future Of Astronomy: Three BIG Reasons To Be Excited

Posted in Science on 6th May, 2020
by Alex Muller

ELT, SKA and Webb are just three examples of major land- and space-based telescopes where STFC scientists, engineers and technicians work in collaboration with partners and Institutions globally to truly push the frontiers of astronomy and space science.

Proposed space telescope for quality viewing of earth sized exoplanets out to 45 light years

Posted in Hardware on 16th Aug, 2016
by Alex Muller

The High Definition Space Telescope would be five times as big and 100 times as sensitive as Hubble.

'Most Earth-like planet yet' spotted by Kepler

Posted in Science on 19th Apr, 2014
by Alex Muller

The rocky planet, Kepler 186f, is close to the size of Earth and has the potential to hold liquid water, which is critical for life, the team says.