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Telescopes are devices that collect data (usually electromagnetic spectrum, visible or otherwise) to better resolve distant objects.

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What is the Dark Matter Particle Explorer telescope?

China's new mission DAMPE will launch a dark matter particle telescope to detect and study the evidence of dark matter. How does this telescope work? What is expected from the mission?
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How can I find which chemical compounds can be seen on Titan's surface?

Titan has a thick atmosphere made up of mostly molecular Nitrogen and Methane which absorbs light and blocks the surface to telescopes, save for certain "spectral windows" (the white portions in the ...