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ASTRONOMERS CALL FOR A MASSIVE NEW SPACE TELESCOPE TO FIND THE NEXT EARTH


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ASTRONOMERS CALL FOR A MASSIVE NEW SPACE TELESCOPE TO FIND THE NEXT EARTH

Are intelligent creatures on other planets thinking the same thing? :89:

"American astronomers are calling for the development of a whole new suite of grandiose space telescopes that will be able to peer into the atmospheres of planets beyond our Solar System, listen to black holes ringing as they form throughout the Universe, and look back in time to when galaxies first emerged. It’s all part of an ambitious long-term strategy to create the next generation of tools to study the most distant reaches of space, with the hopes of launching these spacecraft throughout the 2030s and the 2040s.

Astronomers laid out their vision for this future in a report known as the Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics, released today by the National Academies of Sciences. Compiled every 10 years after extensive meetings and debate, the survey is essentially a wishlist, detailing the highest priority missions astronomers would like NASA to build in the coming decade. Decadal surveys of the past have led to the formation of some of NASA’s most enterprising missions, such as the Hubble Space Telescope currently in orbit around the Earth, and the James Webb Space Telescope, or JWST, which is set to launch into deep space before the end of the year."

https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/4/22761537/space-telescope-astronomy-decadal-survey-astrophysics-habitable-planets

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