Telescopes Of Tomorrow

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The telescopes of tomorrow will see in infrared and ultraviolet. They will peer through space and scan across time. They will allow us to find new supernovae, spot potentially hazardous asteroids, better understand dark energy and peer into the earliest moments of space time. 

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Written by Alexandra Yep and Matt O’Dowd
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Produced by Rusty Ward
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