Telescopes

Hello there and welcome to my little essay on telescopes! Why telescopes? Well, since I don’t have a Tardis and I want to see the stars, this is the next best thing. 🙂 Today I will be talking about four different telescopes and what they are capable of.

The Spitzer Space Telescope

The Spitzer Space Telescope is a telescope that can be viewed in infrared. It is a great way to see beautiful sights in space like the S106. The S106 is a lovely little exploding star that has been there for about 100,000 years! O_O It is very beautiful and it captures the beauty in a glorious way. Here is a little picture.

The Hubble Space Telescope

Now the Hubble Space Telescope is a telescope that can be viewed without any little things done. It is the most common used and I can’t blame anyone for that. It shows us what is visible through the telescope without anything like a night vision mode or a heat sensor mode. It has beautiful imagery that lets us see stuff like the Horse-head Nebula in full out awesome mode. Here’s a little picture of the Horse-head Nebula.

The Chandra X-ray Observatory

This telescope hangs in the sky and is pretty huge. It can let us see the Nebula’s and stars and galaxies in x-ray vision. The cool thing about this is that some things are there that can’t be seen by the naked eye. Even with a telescope it doesn’t capture it all. One supernova called the Cassiopeia A is the last supernova in our Milky way. It is believed to be the leftovers from a star from over 300 years ago. We are viewing it through the Chandra X-ray Observatory.

The Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope

This telescope will be the last telescope we will be looking at for today but that doesn’t mean it is the least bit exciting. Gamma-Ray’s have very high energy waves making most pictures look–well–smoky. It’s like looking into a blood cell or blurring your eyes while looking at a red screen. It’s also like turning on the X-ray option on your phone or Ipad. So here is a look at the moon through a Gamma-Ray telescope.

Now it is a little blurry but it’s still there.

So! I would recommend the Hubble space telescope mainly because it has a clear vision of what’s really out there. And I bet if I look hard enough, I could see a little blue box flying away into the distance.

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