Instruments Young and Old

Image showcases two of the astronomical instruments discussed in this article, each with the image title and credit beneath it, all on a gray background. The left shows the two Voyager probes with a montage of the other planets and some of the moons studied by them. The right shows the recent James Webb Space Telescope.
Image created by the author in Canva, showcasing two of the astronomical instruments discussed in this article. The left shows the two Voyager probes with a montage of the other planets and some of the moons studied by them. The right shows the recent James Webb Space Telescope.

While our ancient ancestors used their naked eyes to explore the cosmos in the heavens above us, the study of astronomy took on new heights when we developed instruments that could help us see further. Telescopes were the first and while they are still used today, they are amplified to impressive degrees both in the capabilities…

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