Researchers at the University Of Colorado (CU) claim that they have designed a telescope much sharper than the Hubble Telescope. The proposal of the new magnifier is known as The CU Aragscope.
A few years ago, NASA initiated a program in order to promote and offer fund for innovative ideas. The government space agency named it as NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concept (NIAC) program. Every year, the agency award funds of around $100,000 for the execution of new ideas. However, the funds are provided in two separate phases for a short time period of nine months.
Last year, The Aragscope was one of the 12 proposals that were selected for the phase 1 funding of NIAC.
The CU-Boulder telescope only require a half mile wide opaque disk. The disk would be located at the front side of the telescope. The main purpose of the disk is to diffract the light waves and converge on a central point. Afterwards, the light would form an amazing image in the telescope.
The new telescope would come with numerous new imaging options. It will even permit scientists to examine the black hole of the horizon. Additionally, it can effortlessly zoom small objects.
Anthony harness, a professor at CU’s Department of Astrophysical and Planetary sciences talked about the new project. He informs that scientists are quite hopeful for the new design. They utilized two previous researches for the phase I and Phase II of the research.