Scientists from Tokyo Metropolitan University led a team that cracked the conventional weight-versus-angular-resolution trade-off by developing historically lightweight optics for X-ray space telescopes.
The MAGIC telescopes on the Canary Island of La Palma were built to observe cosmic objects that emit high-energy gamma rays, i.e. supernovae or black holes. Astronomers also use the twin telescope to measure the diameter of stars to investigate the processes throughout their life cycle.
X-ray mirrors are widely used for synchrotron radiation facilities, X-ray free-electron lasers and astronomical X-ray telescopes. The short wavelength and grazing incidence impose strict limits on the permissible slope errors.
Thanks to significant UK Government funding for innovation in space technology, XCAM Ltd working with the Open University, developed new enhanced performance imaging technology to help enable the Open University conduct research support as part of NASA’s Roman Space Telescope (Roman Space Telescope/NASA) and as a flagship for space applications in the future.
Researchers from The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA, led by Professor Daewook Kim, consider advancements in optical engineering for future telescopes, in a new publication from Opto-Electronic Advances.
A team of researchers at the Centre Spatial de Liège (CSL) of the University of Liège has just developed a method to identify the contributors and origins of stray light on space telescopes.
Astronomers are finding ways for smart alternatives to keep answering basic questions in physics after experiencing the devastating loss of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico and the usually prohibitive cost of satellite missions.
New metamaterial tiles designed by a multi-institutional research team will help enhance the sensitivity of telescopes that are being constructed at the distinguished Simons Observatory in Chile.
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A new $1 million Federal Government grant to Curtin University will enable a major upgrade to the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), giving the giant radio telescope even greater power to read and process signals captured from distant outer space.