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Exploring the Universe with Telescopes
In 1609 Galileo began using a new kind of instrument that magnified distant objects: a telescope. When he trained it on the heavens, he saw countless stars and other faint objects never before seen. Suddenly, the Universe was no longer limited to what the naked eye could see. As telescopes improved, astronomers continued to push back the boundaries of the known Universe, peering ever deeper into the surrounding sea of stars known as the Milky Way.
Exploring the Universe with Telescopes

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Herschel 20-foot Telescope Herschel 20-foot Telescope
Herschel 20-foot Telescope

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