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10 Interesting Facts About Telescopes

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Posted March 24, 2009 by Renee in Interesting Facts
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Interesting Facts About Telescopes

The world know this fact very well that the creator of Telescope was the Dutchman named Hans Lippershey. He invented telescope in the year 1608. However, very few people know that the device was actually invented before 3 years. It was invented by the kids who were playing with the lenses in a spectacle shop.

  • The first man who actually turns path of the telescope to the sky was Galileo. His efforts lead to the discovery of satellite of Jupiter and craters on the surface of moon.  He even tried to see the sun through his telescope which was the main reason for his blindness in the later part of his life.
  • “Leviathan of Parsonstown,” of Ireland is a reflecting telescope weighing nearly 40 ton. It was created by the Earl of Rosse in the year 1845. It became the world’s largest for around seven decades. Due the moist weather it was kept shut almost all time.
  • All important observatories are built in the clean, clear environment, preferable on the mountaintop.
  • To deliver the 100-inch mirror on the mountain Wilson for Hooker Telescope, there were around 200 men who drove for 8 long hours to reach the torturous destination.
  • Now a day’s most of the professional astronomers operate telescope remotely by their computers. On a very rare chance they look through the eyepiece.
  • Do you know, NASA was way behind in launching the Hubble Space Telescope? It was launched in the year 1990, after 7 years delay and with over their budget limit of $2 billion.
  • Tune your obsolete analog TV in to a barren channel. The snow you will notice would be from cosmic microwave background.
  • The telescopes that uses the gamma rays can able to detect light coming from different big explosion of the universe which is most probably caused by the dying stars which has started to collapse into the black holes. As a matter of fact, if there is any bursting of gamma ray took place only within 6000 light years, there would not be any living creatures remain on earth.
  • Do you know about the weirdest among all telescopes? It was the telescope in to which physicist Raymond Davis Jr used 100,000 gallons of dry-cleaning fluid in order to discover the neutrino particles which is invisible but they come out from the sun.

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10 Comments


  1.  
    jay

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  2.  
    Sadie

    Thank you so much for this. It’s going to help me so much on my research paper. You saved me a lot of time. Once again, thanks.

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  3.  
    Sharly

    OMG!!thank you so much. This really helped me on a project. Once again, thanks for your time and effort.




  4.  

    this website is sooooooooooooooo good it helped me alot and no other website would tell me the telescope was made by kids playing with lenes ! :-) now i can go and play with my friend (any more website like this?)

    olivia




  5.  
    kyle

    Thank you for this website i had to present a poster to the whole school and using these facts got me a 90




  6.  
    Fiona Elisabeth Hickey

    i find this paticular article most enjoyable and spectacular and i very much approve of your dedication and hard work to beautiful telescopes, i love telescopes and it’s my hobby to reasearch and observe them.
    i am doing a new BBC 2 programme next year, called “out of this world”, i was wondering if you wanted to star in it and help me present the show with your knowledge, volintary.i would like to observe all your gorgeous telescopes
    Your sincerely,
    Fiona xx




  7.  
    jayesh

    thanks so much for uploading intresting fact, and this got me my best sessional.




  8.  
    Alexia

    I am sorry, but Galileo was the first person to create the telescope! It is in almost every science textbook talking about the telescope! I was just saying. Because Galileo created the first telescope using a tube which contained two lenses of different focal lengths aligned on a single axis.I found this information on NASA.com. So I do not know where you got this information,but I found all mine on NASA.com.




  9.  
    Dawn

    thank you so much! nothing gave me more facts than this website so now my project will be successful! thank you!





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