NASA launches a new planet-hunting telescope using a giant balloon

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NASA launches a new planet-hunting telescope using a giant balloon – TechCrunch

A new telescope will seek out planets that resemble Earth from a height of around 125,000 feet, using special optical technology that will filter out light from the stars they orbit to provide a better view. The telescope is the product of UMass Lowell, and took off on Tuesday morning from Fort Sum…

Source: techcrunch.com/2019/10/01/nasa-launches-a-new-earth-like-planet-hunting-telescope-using-a-giant-balloon/

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