Friday, May 20, 2005

MOST VS NGST


MOST VS NGST
Originally uploaded by Asaathi.
MOST, the suitecase like object in the right is to scale, while the little object in the left corner is NGST (next generation space telescope) not to scale. Most astronomers found this quite funny, the little 16cm telescope being represented larger then the 4m one. The sattellite designer coun't stop laughting at the irony of the situation since NGST is facing another size reduction before it is put into opperation in 2020 or something.

Also it is important to notice that MOST is also know as the Humble space telescope and the spongebob squarepants telescope (look at the two you'll see they are close parent at worse)

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