Space Telescopes

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    A space telescopes is any instrument in outer space which is used for observation of distant planets, galaxies, and other outer space objects.

    Many space telescopes have been launched into orbit and have greatly enhanced our knowledge of the universe. Performing astronomy from the Earth's surface is limited by the filtering and distortion of electromagnetic radiation because of the Earth's atmosphere. This makes it crucial to place observation devices into space. As a telescope orbits the Earth outside the atmosphere it is subject neither to twinkling (distortion caused by thermal turbulences of the air) nor to light pollution from artificial light sources on the Earth. Some space telescopes can counter turbulences with the help of their adaptive optics.

    Space Telescopes is a comprehensive single source of information about the explorations of our Universe by land-based and space-based telescopes. Information is updated daily.

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