Wednesday, 29 May 2013


Private asteroid mining company Planetary Resources today unveiled its plans for the world's first publicly accessible space telescope, the Arkyd.

Similar to Hubble, Arkyd is designed to take high-resolution photos of deep space, like the famous eXtreme Deep Field — the farthest view into the universe ever recorded.

However, unlike Hubble — accessible only through a highly competitive selection process in which experts pick 200 proposals per year — Arkyd will be open to the public for personal interest and research. That means students in primary classrooms would be able to access it for an astronomy lesson, for example Read more...

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