A set of six telescopes collectively known as Spider - Sub-orbital Polarimeter for Inflation, Dust and the Epoch of Re-ionization - will circle Antarctica in a bid to observe a haze of faint, radio microwaves that envelops space.
Space rocks heading towards the Earth that often go undetected by telescopes could potentially be identified by spotting changes in solar wind, streams of plasma, and particles spewing from the sun, a new research has suggested.
A giant Major Atmospheric Cherenkov Experiment (MACE) Gamma-ray telescope, being developed and manufactured by Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), has successfully undergone all the field trials, its manufacturer said here today.
The National Science Foundation (NSF), an independent US government agency responsible to promote science and engineering - is looking for partners to take over its share of operations for 10 telescopes.
The Ethiopian Space Science Society (ESSS), which has been installing the two telescopes, each of one-metre diameter, at an elevated point over 20 km from the capital Addis Ababa, is at the forefront of this programme.