Herschel space telescope construction

Herschel space telescope construction

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Caption: Herschel space telescope construction. Technician testing the optical characteristics of secondary mirror (centre circular) used in the M1 mirror of the Herschel space telescope. With its primary mirror measuring 3.5 metres in diameter, the European Space Agency's Herschel telescope is the largest space telescope ever built; larger than the Hubble telescope which has a diameter of 2.4 metres. Photographed at the Liege space centre (CSL), Belgium.

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