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Capture the cosmos > History of science

Online adventures, pictures, answers, and more

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Telescopes From the Ground Up

Telescopes
From the Ground Up

Spyglass to satellite: A virtual tour of telescope technology.

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Comparing the Hubble and James Webb space telescopes

Find out how the James Webb Space Telescope will differ from Hubble.

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Compare refractors and reflectors

In this corner, telescopes with mirrors. In the other, telescopes with lenses. Get ready to rumble!

Tales of … History of Supernova 1987A

Where were you when this star exploded and lit up the sky?

Tales of … A history of the Crab Nebula

A puzzling picture develops as astronomers throughout history try to identify this bizarre object.

Tales of ... Key events in the history of Centaurus A

Follow the hunt for a once-elusive supermassive black hole.

Tales of ... Dust storms seen on Mars

Have an allergy to dust? Avoid Mars. Find out why...

Capture the cosmos > History of science