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DocLoc429 t1_j4nm2h2 wrote

Please be UV, please be UV...

Checks article



Jezon t1_j4rdemi wrote

A scaled down version of the LUVOIR Oh well, better than nothing for sure.


charlie_039 t1_j4uj9ts wrote

So it will have a smaller mirror than the Hubble? why not a bigger mirror now that we have bigger rockets?


ye_olde_astronaut OP t1_j4voztm wrote

What are you talking about? The primary mirror on Hubble has a diameter of 2.4 meters while the Habitable Worlds Observatory will have a diameter of 6.5 meters. This is the same size as Webb but operates at much shorter UV and visible wavelengths yielding superior resolution (with a range of technical advances required over Webb which operates primarily at longer IR wavelengths).