Soon, a new milestone is going to be added in exploring the life on planets as far as 30 lights years away from the Earth. If one goes by the latest reports, a new space telescope is going to be build (not launched), far superior and bigger than the Hubble telescope, which will be able to detect life on far-away planets in our galaxy.
According to panning by scientists, an Advanced Technology
Large-Aperture Space Telescope (At Last) will be constructed in the
outer space by astronauts so powerful that it will observe and
analyze atmospheres of planets up to 30 light years away from it.
Some of the salient features reported of the new space telescope
are as follows:
- It will be up to four times bigger than Hubble Space Telescope.
- It will be situated about one million miles away from the
- The concave mirror of the telescope will have a diameter of 52
- The new technologies fitted with the telescope will directly
provide analyzed data on the levels of oxygen and other gases that
might reveal potential life on far away planets.
Since the size of telescope is so big, it will not be possible to
transport it into space. Therefore, it has been decided that a team
of astronauts will be ferried by NASA?s Orion rocket to assemble
the telescope. The project is likely to be completed by 2030.