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Post by Chicago Astronomer - Astro Joe on Jul 1, 2005 13:39:11 GMT -6
Two years of amazing discoveries for Canada's "Humble Space Telescope"
June 30, 2005 - Soon after its launch two years ago by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Canada's "Humble Space Telescope" started making amazing observations-beyond the capacity of any other Earth- or space-based instrument. MOST, our suitcase-sized space telescope orbiting at 820 km, can fix its gaze upon a single star for up to eight weeks at a time.
And with its unique combination of steady observation time and precision pointing, MOST can look for subtle variations in stars that are impossible to observe from Earth.