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China now holds the world’s last giant, single-dish telescope after the Arecibo Observatory radio telescope collapsed

China’s Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) is the largest and last remaining giant, single-dish telescope after Arecibo’s collapse. As China’s moon mission advances, experts say the via its resolution and sensitivity, the FAST telescope will help produce critical research over the next decades. Opened in 2016, in November, Chinese state […]
China now holds the world’s last giant, single-dish telescope after the Arecibo Observatory radio telescope collapsed
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NASA’s newest planet-hunting telescope just discovered a ‘super-Earth’ and 2 ‘sub-Neptunes’ less than 75 light-years away — among the closest exoplanets ever found

A powerful orbiting telescope called Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, has discovered a “super-Earth” and two “sub-Neptunes” orbiting a star just 73 light-years away. One of the sub-Neptunes is in the star’s habitable zone – where it’s possible for planets to support life – but scientists think its atmosphere […]
NASA’s newest planet-hunting telescope just discovered a ‘super-Earth’ and 2 ‘sub-Neptunes’ less than 75 light-years away — among the closest exoplanets ever found