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It will pick up the glow of hundreds of millions of astronomical bodies. It is expected to uncover objects that have never seen before, including some of the coolest stars and the most luminous galaxies. It will do this by scanning the entire sky in infrared light with a sensitivity hundreds of times greater than ever before. Viewing the sky with "infrared glasses" can lift a veil on many objects that are not visible to the naked...

2009-12-14

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The first images have been revealed from a telescope that can map the sky much faster and deeper than any other. The Vista (Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) is dedicated to mapping the sky in infrared light.
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EADS Astrium says the satellite system would collect the Sun's energy and transmit it to Earth via an infrared laser, to provide electricity...

2010-01-19

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Seventeen lost pyramids are among the buildings identified in a new satellite survey of Egypt. More than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements were also revealed by looking at infra-red images which show up underground buildings. Initial excavations have already confirmed some of the findings, including two suspected pyramids.

2011-05-24

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