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- Sarah Wilson, poem published 1868
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As astronomers studied the electromagnetic spectrum, we learned that the Earth's atmosphere blocked radiation at many wavelengths. While this protected life on Earth, telescopic exploration of the universe would have to be carried out above the surface by satellite telescopes. Here are some of the important and ground-breaking telescopes that help to unlock the secrets of the universe.
While Astra's list is incomplete, an actively updated catalog is available at Wikipedia - List of space telescopes
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This page was updated 6/19/2022