Ingenious construction plans for future telescopes – once they solve the glitter positioning, maintanence, and repair issues, that is. But for amateurs here on Earth, having an open source implementation of that graphics stitching program could lead to a blossom in amateur astronomy.
Could Glitter Help Solve NASA’s Giant Telescope Problem?
NASA’s next big space telescope costs $8 billion and is very heavy. New York scientists think they may have found the makings of a cheaper, lighter answer for future space scopes — in a crafts store.