Scientists Are Using a Balloon to Launch a Telescope

By Jake Dean, Slate

Exploring space requires scientists to get a little creative. One of my professors at Arizona State University once proposed a mission to smash a copper ball into Mars to examine the ejecta and subsurface of the planet. (ASU is a partner with Slate and New America in Future Tense.) Sometimes, the simplest and cheapest solutions are best in a field where high-tech offerings can pose a significant chance of failure. Continue reading Scientists Are Using a Balloon to Launch a Telescope

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