New lightweight telescope mirror can be packed and easily unfolded in space
Researchers have now demonstrated a novel method for producing large packable mirrors that can be placed inside a launch vehicle and deployed into space.
| Apr 11, 2023 02:47 AM EST
Created: Apr 11, 2023 02:47 AM EST
Researchers have developed a new way to make telescope mirrors that could enable much larger, and thus more sensitive, telescopes to be placed in orbit.
Sebastian Rabien, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics