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Astronomers want NASA to build a giant space telescope to peer at alien Earths


ByNell Greenfieldboyce

November 4, 2021

NASA should work towards building a giant new space telescope that’s optimized for getting images of potentially habitable worlds around distant stars, to see if any of them could possibly be home to alien life.

That’s according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Every ten years, at the request of government science agencies including NASA, this independent group of advisors reviews the field of astronomy and lays out the top research priorities going forward.

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