Advances in technology over the last 20 years are giving birth to a new generation of telescopes that will open up the skies.
By Michelle Starr:
“For nearly as long as we’ve walked the Earth, humans have tried to make sense of the stars.
We’ve come a long way from the pits dug 10,000 years ago as a lunar calendar in a field in Scotland. Over the past 30 years alone, telescopes have helped discover the age of the universe, provide visual proof of black holes, confirm nearly 3,500 planets outside the solar system (and photograph them for the first time), see the formation of planets and reveal the life cycle of stars.
Now, three new sky-gazing tools are poised to tell us even more….”
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