Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Some universal facts

  • Far Far Far Away!
    The galaxy named Abell 1835 IR 1916 is the most distant object in the Universe, according to the European Southern Observatory, in Chile. It is about 13,230 million light years away from us.
  • The Big Eye!
    The NASA Hubble Space Telescope, which weighs 11 tonnes, is the largest space telescope. It is 13.1 metres long with a reflector of 240 centimetres in diameter. It was placed in the orbit, on April 24, 1990 by the space shuttle Discovery. Did you know that it cost around 2.1 billion dollars to NASA to make this telescope?
  • The Largest!
    The twin Keck Telescopes, situated on the summit of a dormant volcano in Hawaii are the largest optical and infrared telescopes all over the world.

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