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The U.S. government's secret space program has decided to give NASA two telescopes as big as, and even more powerful than, the Hubble Space Telescope. Designed for surveillance, the telescopes from the National Reconnaissance Office were no longer needed for spy missions and can now be used to study the heavens.
Originally posted by Apleness
Yep if the DOD didn't need these two birds, which are both better than any civilian telescope, what do they have?
The NRO not needing those two telescopes must mean that satellite technology is beginning to go by the wayside.