10 billion dollar telescope - 1 million miles from Earth!

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  1. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

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  2. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    That's probably the best place to be right about now.
  3. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    The article says something about that. I'll summarize for you. Basically, it's like aligning 18 different telescopes - and it's a million miles away. So that brings it down to about 6 days per individual alignment. I'm amazed that they can do it at all.

    I'm still in the wonderment stage. It's almost incredible that we can GET something - anything to travel a million miles and then position it accurately in space. And then making complex telescopes work and sending pictures back? Great! (I have enough trouble emailing pics to a couple of friends in Europe!)

    This whole project is genuine "frontier of space" stuff. My hat's off to those who brought it about. Brilliant!

    "Why does it take so long?" - Because it's HARD! :)

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