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China looks skywards with construction of huge telescope

A radio telescope, with a receiving surface the size of 30 football pitches, is being constructed in China. After five years of work, costing 176

A radio telescope, with a receiving surface the size of 30 football pitches, is being constructed in China. After five years of work, costing 176

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Happy Birthday, Hubble: legendary telescope turns 25

It was launched into space exactly 25 years ago, on 24 April 1990, amid much scepticism. The Hubble Space Telescope did little to silence its critics

It was launched into space exactly 25 years ago, on 24 April 1990, amid much scepticism. The Hubble Space Telescope did little to silence its critics

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Alma telescope captures new planet being born

The most detailed image to date of new planets forming around a star have been captured by the Alma radio telescope. The sun-like star at the

The most detailed image to date of new planets forming around a star have been captured by the Alma radio telescope. The sun-like star at the

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Herschel telescope left for dead in space

The billion-euro Herschel space telescope has been switched off. On Monday its controllers emptied the satellite’s fuel tanks and commanded the

The billion-euro Herschel space telescope has been switched off. On Monday its controllers emptied the satellite’s fuel tanks and commanded the