NASA is trying to get a better view of Earth in space, with a parabolic telescope that could be used to see the sun’s surface, in a bid to help us learn more about the planet.
The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) is a two-stage telescope that is the world’s largest solar observatory.
It is a huge project, costing about $20 billion.
It was originally meant to be deployed on a satellite, but that mission was cancelled because of the end of the Cold War.
The next two missions were planned to be launched by NASA in the 2020s.
But that mission has now been cancelled, and the project has been pushed back to 2022.
But it’s not just that.
The SOHO’s two main stages are attached to a massive balloon that can be moved around the earth, which will allow it to see through clouds and oceans.
The balloon will also be used for testing, to see if it can handle the massive amount of energy required to reach the Sun.
The telescope will also use three cameras that will gather light in the night sky, as well as infrared imaging, to provide information about how the Sun’s surface changes.
These will be used by Nasa to look at the planet, to understand the structure of the Sun, and to measure its temperature and density.
“It’s a very exciting project, and there’s a lot of interest in how it will work, so the first thing that we’ll be doing is testing the optics,” said Dr Matthew McGlashan, a professor of astronomy at the University of Sydney.
“We’ll be testing the aperture, and we’ll also be testing how well it can take advantage of a very large balloon to achieve its goals.”
He said that would involve testing the new mirrors, the instrument itself, and other systems, to ensure they are working properly.
The project will cost $20bn.
It will also involve making several modifications to the telescope.
For example, the balloon is now going to be moved away from the spacecraft, so that it can be put into space later.
This will mean that the telescope will need to be modified to work on an orbit of about 25,000 kilometres.
The rocket is also now being removed, so it can land safely on the surface of the Earth, instead of being held in the air.
This should help avoid any impact with the balloon, which has already been hit by debris from the rocket.
The first telescope to be used in space will be deployed in 2021, when it will be about 40 metres (132 feet) tall.
It can see the entire sky, and a lot more than the average telescope.
The telescope is expected to be able to get up to about 400 kilometres per hour in the vacuum of space, which is a lot higher than most telescopes can reach.
There are a lot bigger telescopes on the way, but it will take many years for all of them to be ready.
“The first thing we’re going to do is to test out all the different elements and to understand how well they are going to work, to make sure they’re working, to get them operational,” said McGlackan.
“Then we’ll look at what we can do with a smaller telescope to improve the performance of our current technology, and how it’ll change in the future.”
The first step will be for the telescope to go into space.
Then, Nasa will launch it, along with a payload of instruments, on a rocket.
Then, on board, Nasa’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, will go to collect data, using the telescope as a data-gathering platform.
Then the spacecraft will fly up into the sun, where it will begin its journey towards the Sun and into space, using lasers and other instruments to measure the Sun as it passes close to the Sun over a period of several years.
“This telescope will enable us to learn a lot about how we live here on Earth,” said David Wright, head of the telescope programme at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
“In terms of understanding how the surface temperature changes, we can also look at how much sunlight we get here on this planet.”
He added that the instrument will help us understand how the solar system evolved.
“If we can understand how life on Earth evolved, we may have a better understanding of how the universe evolved,” he said.
“And if we can get a glimpse of the structure and evolution of the Universe, we could learn about how planets form and evolve, and also about how stars form and die.”
So it’s really important for us to understand this history.