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Monday, June 23, 2014

A New Call To Build A Massive Alien-Seeking Space Telescope

(Credit: RAS)

A New Call To Build A Massive Alien-Seeking Space Telescope
By Eric Mack

With the Hubble Space Telescope aging and Kepler crippled, leading astronomers are mounting a new push for the construction of a telescope so huge that it may need to be constructed by astronauts in space rather than being launched aboard a single rocket.

The Advanced Technologies Large Aperture Space Telescope (ATLAST) is a concept for a space telescope with a mirror as large as 20 meters across — nearly ten times that of Hubble’s primary mirror — that NASA, the Space Telescope Science Institute and others have been developing for several years now. But the project has taken a backseat to the next generation James Webb Space Telescope, which is set to launch as soon as 2018.

Martin Barstow of the University of Leicester and President of the Royal Astronomical Society says that at long last, it’s time to get moving on ATLAST.  read more >>


Monday, June 9, 2014

'UFO sighting' over Wales


'UFO sighting' over Wales leads paranormal investigator to launch Facebook appeal for witnesses

A paranormal investigator has launched a Facebook appeal for witnesses following a suspected UFO sighting over Wales.

Gavin Davies made the move after an unidentified cluster of lights was spotted in the night sky over west Wales on Thursday evening.

Davies said he was in bed when he saw the fast-moving objects over Haverfordwest.  Read More >>