National Aeronautics and Space Space Research Plans to send a 2.5 meter telescope to the upper layer of stratosphere to study newborn stars, attaching it to the balloon with a football stadium.
The main task of Asthros (astrophysical stratospheric telescope for observations with a high spectral resolution on submillimeter wavelengths) will be the study of gas around young celestial luminaries and supernovae. It will fix infrared radiation, which is usually blocked by the earth’s atmosphere.
Therefore, researchers decided to raise a telescope for a height of about 40 km using a balloon. To raise such a payload, the diameter of the ball should be at least 100 m.
Telescope sensors will follow four objects, including the keel nebula. Data on movement, speed, gas density around the young stars and the presence of certain types of nitrogen ions will help astrophysics. It is better to understand the influence of supernova explosions on the evolution of stellar systems, and clarify the models of the formation of galaxies.
After the month of observation and flight over the southern Pole, NASA operators depart by Asthros from the air probe and empty it to the surface with parachutes, which will allow it later to use it again.
Run is scheduled for December 2023.
In addition, Nasa also reported that he wants to photograph the surface of exoplanets using
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