Nasas Two New Telescopes Made In Upstate New York

06.06.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The two space-ready scopes were built by Eastman Kodak more then a decade ago, and right now, they're sitting in a clean room at the company's former Elmgrove facility in Gates, New York, awaiting their transfer to NASA. You won't get a chance to see them though; the technology used is still in use by our spy system in America, and they're completely off limits. The telescopes are described as more powerful and more compact then the Hubble Space Telescope, and can observe a field of view 100 times the size of Hubble's.