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E-ELT - European Extremely Large Telescope - Construction has begone - Will image exo-planets directly - complete in early 2020

Space Telescope or Transformer?The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a large, infrared-optimized space telescope. The project is working to a 2018 launch date By NASA Goddard Photo and Video

A new astro-camera has captured the sharpest images ever of the universe—twice as sharp as the Hubble Space Telescope

The Mineral Moon (NASA/JPL) - this mosaic of 53 images was recorded by the Jupiter-bound Galileo spacecraft as it passed near our own large natural satellite in 1992. The pictures were recorded through three spectral filters and combined in an exaggerated false-color scheme to explore the composition of the lunar surface as changes in mineral content produce subtle color differences in reflected light.

For the first time, scientists studying data from the Kepler Space Telescope have found multiple planets orbiting a binary star.

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All the new exo-planets discovered by Kepler in one single image

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Kepler telescope spies 'most Earth-like' worlds to date

"Kepler telescope spies 'most Earth-like' worlds to date" BBC News

The amazing image above of a sunset on exo-planet HD209458b 150 light years away, was reconstructed by Frederic Pont of the University of Exeter using data from a camera onboard the Hubble Space Telescope. Pont used his knowledge of how the color of light changes based on chemicals it encounters, and computer modeling, to create an actual image of what a sunset on the actual planet would look like.