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Nasa readies jumbo eye in the sky

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posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 10:56 PM
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Nasa readies jumbo eye in the sky


news.bbc.co.uk

It carries a 2.7m telescope, and offers astronomers a unique opportunity to explore the cosmos.

It can identify objects that emit radiation at infrared wavelengths, which are not visible to the human eye.
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posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 10:56 PM
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This 2.7m telescope will be used to survey infrared images in flight above the ' water vapor of the Earth's atmosphere. ' It will be able to identify objects that emit radiation at infrared wavelengths not visible to the human eye ;makes you wonder if the real reason is trying to observe an approaching hypothetical Brown Dwarf known as Nemesis.

news.bbc.co.uk
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posted on Apr, 24 2010 @ 12:51 AM
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With the budget cuts in today's economy along with the curtailing of NASA by the Obama administration , I doubt that this is a scientific study by any means.



posted on Apr, 24 2010 @ 02:08 AM
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Jumbo eye reminds me too much of the "all seing eye"!

Well, well, well, so many black-budget space missions definitely don't ring the scientific study bell ; Just like Obama's so-calledambitious manned mission to an astroid or something! Not even weaponizing space for earth wars explains all those missions.
You got that right!



posted on Apr, 24 2010 @ 07:38 AM
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Originally posted by L.HAMILTON
With the budget cuts in today's economy along with the curtailing of NASA by the Obama administration , I doubt that this is a scientific study by any means.


Perhaps you missed this part:


The aircraft flies at up to 45,000 feet (13,716m). The high altitude means it is above 99% of the water vapour that absorbs most infrared radiation from space.

In effect, it opens a window to the Universe that was previously obliterated from view, and allows observations to be made that are impossible with Earth-bound telescopes.


That would have many benefits that otherwise would require orbital-based telescopes to view at infrared wavelengths.

This is for real science.



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