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Want to See Space? Why Not Use One of NASA's Telescopes From the Comfort of Your Own Home
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Amateur astronomers who do not have a telescope capable of peering deep into space can now use NASA telescopes remotely via its MicroObservatory network. Using the space agency's Observing with NASA site, users can choose from a list of targets and receive a photograph of it almost immediately via email. According to NASA, The Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the Harvard College Observatory and the Whipple Observatory all work to maintain the network, which consists of telescopes measuring three feet tall and equipped with 6-inch mirrors to catch the light reflecting from space. read more
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