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Message 1244467 - Posted: 10 Jun 2012, 18:58:02 UTC
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http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

I know it is a link to the Astronomy pic of the day, but here is the Washington Post article.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/nasa-gets-military-spy-telescopes-for-astronomy/2012/06/04/gJQAsT6UDV_story.html

NASA got them for free, they should give one to Berkeley.
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Message 1244480 - Posted: 10 Jun 2012, 19:38:49 UTC

Or it could be a gift that becomes a burden. NASA isn’t sure it can afford to put even one of the two new telescopes into orbit. They’re “space qualified,” as NASA puts it, but they’re a long way from being functioning space telescopes. They have no instruments — there are no cameras, for example. More than that, they lack a funded mission and all that entails, such as a scientific program, support staff, data analysis and office space.


As you say lovely idea, but can't be funded :-(

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