For the first time, the ISS will conduct an experiment to create an optical component in space. With the help of the new technology, it will theoretically be possible to create huge lenses for space telescopes.
One of the main characteristics of any telescope is the diameter of the main mirror or collecting lens. The larger the mirror or lens, the more light the telescope "catches. Consequently, it sees fainter objects and can peer deeper into space.
The diameter of the Hubble's main mirror is 2... →