China is working on an incredible space telescope

Posted in Hardware on 12th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

The space telescope would have a 2+ meter diameter lens with a field of view 300 times that of the Hubble, while maintaining the same level of image resolution.

Astronomers identify trick to root out false-positives in the search for life

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

Scenarios in which the detection of oxygen in the atmosphere of exoplanets would not represent the presence of extraterrestrial life.

NASA is getting serious about the next big space telescope

Posted in Science on 19th Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

With a view 100 times larger than Hubble's, the WFIRST scope could discover thousands of exoplanets and millions of galaxies

DIAS teams up with Japan for space telescope mission

Posted in Featured, Hardware on 31st Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) has teamed up with the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) to launch a new powerful space telescope into orbit.

James Webb: Hubble successor maintains course

Posted in Science on 27th Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

The successor to the Hubble Space Telescope is reaching some key milestones in its preparation for launch in 2018.