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By collimating your reflector you are fine tuning your viewing experience. The process of collimation involves lining up all the mirrors of your telescope so that the reflected light is directed directly up the focus tube to your eye
The pale blue dot – I love this quote from Carl Sagan – something that would do us all good to keep in mindJuly 16, 2014 | View Scope
â€œLook again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our … Continue reading
Space tourism is on the mind of the British government, as it has announced plans to build at least eight spaceports on its soil. Scotland is so far the centerpoint of Britain’s space ambitions, and may home up to six … Continue reading
The first seeds germination experiment is about to be launched on Mars (Mars Plant Experiment, MPX). Greenhouse, small transparent cube, will be attached to the outer surface of the new Mars rover, that will be launched in mid-2020 and will … Continue reading
NASA and its international partners now have the go-ahead to begin construction on a new Mars lander, after it completed a successful Mission Critical Design Review on Friday.
NASA’s Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission … Continue reading
Stars like the sun may end up alone but they are born in stellar nurseries, with a thousand â€” or a hundred thousand â€” siblings. Over time, the family disbands, victims of gravitational nudges and other tidings after 4.5 billion … Continue reading
The hunt for potential life in outer space has taken a step forward — an international team of researchers has discovered the first Earth-sized planet within the “habitable zone” of another star.
The exoplanet dubbed Kepler-186f was first spotted by … Continue reading