Hubble 3.0 (ATLAST) Will Analyze Exoplanets Within 200 Light Years



space technology, Hubble 3.0, ATLAST, space telescope, Hubble 2.0, Advanced Technology, exoplanets, habitable exoplanets
As far as designing and building a space telescope is a lengthy process, astronomers are now working on a new space telescope Hubble 3.0 (ATLAST), even before Hubble 2.0 (the James Webb Space Telescope) is launched. The Advanced Technology Large-Aperture Space Telescope planned to launch between 2025 and 2035 will be able to characterize the atmospheres and surfaces of habitable exoplanets within 200 light years. ATLAST will be crammed with Advanced Technology and a very Large Aperture (the term stands for the amount of light-gathering capacity that a telescope has). The Large Binocular Telescope, which is the largest optical telescope on Earth right now, has an effective aperture of 12 meters; ATLAST is striving for a 16-meter aperture that will ensure higher angular resolution and better sensitivity limit. The telescope is initially designed to make measurements of the atmospheres and surfaces of potentially habitable exoplanets, with a 16-meter mirror ATLAST will search for the spectral signatures of life.
Via:dvice.com


More Posts:

Kia Shift Futuristic Concept
IBM: Long-Range EV To Travel 500 miles With Lithium-Air Battery
A Unique Apple iTable For Ping-Pong
RASSOR Will Get Water, Ice And Fuel From The Soil Of The Moon
The First Wireless Brain-Computer Interfaces Are Being Tested On Monkeys And Pigs
A Handy Sound Camera Detects Both Stationary And Moving Noise Sources (+VIDEO)
DARPA Researchers Announce The Self-Guided Bullet
Make Your Skin Your New Tablet With The Cicret Bracelet
MIT Materiable Shape Shifting Interface Lets You Touch Computer Simulations
Ford Creates Segway-like Vehicle Called Carr-E