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Reflecting telescope:

The reflective telescope works by using curved mirrors to collect and focus light. There is a large
concave mirror which collects and reflects light to create an image. Once the image is formed the lens
in the eye piece magnifies the…

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Hubble telescope:

The Hubble space telescope is a reflecting telescope which uses infrared light, UV light and visible
light to create an image. Construction of the telescope was completed in 1985; it has a maximum
diameter of 14ft (4.2m). However the launch of…

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Chandra X-ray observatory:

The Chandra X-ray observatory was launched on July 23, 1999. The diameter of the Chandra X-ray
observatory is 32.8 inches (83.3 cm). It is a reflecting telescope; it is able to detect X-ray sources. At
45 feet in length, the…

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Liverpool telescope:

The Liverpool telescope is located in La Palma, Canary Isles. It is 2,344 metres above sea level. It
weighs 24.0 metric tonnes. The mirror diameter is 2.0 metres. The Liverpool telescope is a 2 metre
fully robotic Ritchey­Chrétien telescope that observes…

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The Mars Rover has a diameter of 2.65 metres. It is powered by solar panels and lithium-ion battery
system which provides 140 watts on Mars surface. The scientific instruments the Mars Rover
consisted of were panoramic cameras, miniature thermal emission spectrometer, Mössbauer

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The Apollo 11 crew included the commander
Neil A. Armstrong, commander module pilot
Michael Collins and lunar module pilot Edwin
"Buzz" E. Aldrin Jr. It launched on July 20, 1969.
The aim of the Apollo 11 mission was to land
the first man…


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