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How To Make A Simple Telescope At Home

How To Make A Simple Telescope At Home

Making a telescope at home can be a great learning experience and is tons of fun. Whether you’re a solo amateur astronomer or you’re looking for a great project to do with your kids, you can build a simple telescope with some basic materials in no time.
WISE--NASA's infrared survey of the universe

WISE--NASA's infrared survey of the universe

NASA has yet another remarkable satellite mission–the WISE mission is launched on December 14. The $300 million venture, WISE is an infrared telescope designed to detect objects and phenomenon visible light telescopes cannot.
Amateur Asteroid Hunting

Amateur Asteroid Hunting

The idea of hunting for asteroids inspires images of a massive boulder hurtling on a destructive path towards Earth, ready to display its terrifying power and wipe out humankind in the same way the dinosaurs met their end. But you can take part in the hunt for these minor planets with major force!