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DARPA’s New Hi-Tech Telescope

April 13th, 2011 04:57 admin Leave a comment Go to comments


coondoggie writes “You can bet that if there are little red aliens running around on Mars or spaceships patrolling other planet in our solar system for that matter, a recently powered-up telescope built by the researchers at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency might just be able to see them. The Air Force, which operates the DARPA-developed Space Surveillance Telescope (SST) says the telescope’s design, featuring unique image-capturing technology known as a curved charge coupled device (CCD) system, as well as very wide field-of-view, large-aperture optics, doesn’t require the long optics train of a more traditional telescopes.”

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