This balloon telescope sails above Earth to capture Hubble-like images

The Royal Astronomical Society has introduced SuperBIT, a new balloon-based telescope that, it says, will fly to the verge edge of Earth’s atmosphere to capture high-quality space images. SuperBIT is a joint effort between NASA, the Canadian Space Agency, Durham University, Princeton University, and the University of Toronto. SuperBIT refers to the telescope, not the helium-filled balloon that carries it … Continue reading

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