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Telescope Gets Second Life as Part-time Debris Hunter

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A large ground-based telescope useful for studying orbital debris as well as traditional astronomical targets has been given a second life under a cooperative agreement involving NASA, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, the University of Hawaii and the University of Arizona.

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Search for Life Beyond Earth Will Require Giant Telescope

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“To find evidence of actual life is going to take another generation of telescopes,” JWST telescope scientist Matt Mountain said.

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