ATLAST, Hubble 3.0 will put its nose everywhere

Gianluca Riccio



ATLAST (The Advanced Technology Large-Aperture Space Telescope) is the acronym that distinguishes the project of the next Hubble space telescope: a little gem capable of studying and mapping the atmosphere and surface of habitable exoplanets within a radius of 200 light years. The ability to capture light in all its spectrum and the very advanced technologies are two particularities that can easily be summarized in a feature that will make ATLAST the largest human eye on the universe: the size of the optics. The 'old' Hubble 2.0 has the lens.. . Read everything