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Beauer 3X camper telescopes to three times its original size

The camper, which measures 8.5 feet long by 6 feet wide, has been designed to be roughly the size of its tow vehicle when on the road. In its fully telescoped space, there is room for a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and a living and dining room. interior

Solar Photobomber

So you’re taking telescopic photographs of the Sun, watching the solar disk seethe under intense forces while blasting huge, towering prominences tens of thousands of kilometers into space, when your photo is completely ruined by a rude...Show More Summary

Budget-oriented Twinkle space telescope could study exoplanets on the cheap

Maybe we don't need to spend billions to catch a glimpse of the weather on distant worlds. A new telescope would search the heavens and atmospheres for a fraction the cost of Hubble or the upcoming James Webb Telescope.



Our telescope could give everyone their own galaxy to study

The LSST in Chile will capture the entire southern sky every few days, and non-scientists can get involved, says project director Steve Kahn

World's most powerful digital camera gets green light from U.S. Energy Department

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The US Department of Energy has approved the start of construction for a 3.2-gigapixel digital camera, which would be the world’s largest, at the heart of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. Read the rest

World's Most Powerful Camera Has 3,200 Megapixels

The Department of Energy has given the go-ahead for construction to begin on the world’s largest and most powerful digital camera. Forming the digital ‘eye’ of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), to be built at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University, the camera will take images at [...]

Beauer 3X expandable teardrop trailer gives you 3x the space

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

French company Beauer wants you to get more outdoor living space without having to tow a huge, bulky trailer. Its 3X teardrop features a telescopic design that gives you three times the interior space, creating what looks like a tin can in the woods. Show More Summary

Hubble Snaps A Photo Of Butterfly-Shaped Nebula

The Hubble Space Telescope caught an amazing new photo of the Twin Jet Nebula.

Construction approved for world's most powerful digital camera

It would take 1500 high-definition television screens to display just one image from the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope's high-resolution camera. The US Department of Energy has approved the start of construction for a 3.2-gigapixel digital camera—the world’s largest—at the heart of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. Show More Summary

Cops mistake students' telescope for rifle, fortunately no shots fired

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A group of Fargo, North Dakota police officers confronted two men they thought were mounting a rifle on a tripod behind a garage at night. Read the rest

The Fargo Police Are Imbeciles

CBS: Two North Dakota State University students got a scare when armed police officers mistook their telescope for a rifle. WDAY-TV reports that Levi Joraanstad and Colin Waldera were setting up the telescope behind their Fargo apartment Monday night when they were blinded by a bright light and told to stop moving. They couldn’t see […]

A Really Small Telescope Captured This Gorgeous Galaxy Image

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Astronomers say this view of the Andromeda Galaxy is probably similar to what the Milky Way Galaxy would look like from outside. Read more...

Teens Nearly Killed After Police Mistook Telescope for a Rifle and Sweater for a Tactical Vest

Luckily no one was killed. Fargo, ND — On Monday night, Levi Joraanstad and Colin Waldera were setting up their large telescope to take pictures of the moon. However, they were quickly interrupted by bright spotlights and loud voices yelling at them to stop moving. Show More Summary

Hubble captures stunning image of the Twin Jet Nebula

The Hubble Space Telescope has been in operation for 25 years now, but it still manages to impress thanks to a series of instrument upgrades over the years. NASA has just released a […]

FOUND: Two Giant Black Holes at the Heart of a Quasar

Whoa, double black hole! (Image: Space Telescope Science Institute) Quasars are unbelievably bright. When astronomers first found them, they thought they might be really, really luminous stars—they can be brighter than entire galaxies—but, in fact, their brilliance comes from a different source, the black hole at the center. Show More Summary

Quasar Nearest to Earth Harbors Two Supermassive Black Holes

Astrophysicists have found two supermassive black holes in Markarian 231, the nearest quasar to Earth, using observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The discovery of two supermassive black holes--one larger one and a second, smaller one--are evidence of a binary...

Make Me Dream, Under the Stars

One of the things I love best is when someone looks through a telescope for the first time. Even better when it’s a kid; a simple glance through the eyepiece, a single moment, and a lifetime of joy and wonder is theirs. During the week...Show More Summary

North Dakota police sorry for threatening to shoot students after mistaking telescope for gun

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Police in North Dakota apologized to a pair of college students after mistaking their telescope for a gun. Levi Joraanstad and Colin Waldera were setting up the telescope Monday night to take photographs of the moon when officers blinded them with a bright light and ordered them to stop moving,...

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