Europe To Gain An Edge In The Cosmos With New Telescopes

May 11, 2009

Europe (ChattahBox) – Three days after NASA plans on sending a pack of astronauts to update and maintain the Hubble Telescope, Europe will be sending their own, more advanced scopes into space.

The European Space Agency is set to launch their Planck and Herschel telescopes this week, making them the two most advanced instruments in orbit. The move will put Europe ahead in space technology.

Together the two powerful telescopes will work to allow for a wider, more impressive look into space, fitting together pieces that never have been before.

Planck, especially, is hoped to be an important tool into a new age of space exploration and research.

“Planck will provide the deepest, clearest, sharpest and least obstructed view of the beginning of the universe ever seen,” researcher Benjamin Wandelt said of the piece of equipment that cost millions to construct.


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