“WhatOur Telescopes Couldn’t See”

Costantini,H. &quotNeutrino telescopes.&quot Physicsof Atomic Nuclei75. (9): 1077-1084. AcademicOneFile.Web.

Theuse of neutrino physical in astronomy has had far reaching impact onscientific studies of the universe. Neutrino physics has offered newpossibilities on how modern scientists are able to observe theuniverse. Energetic phenomena in the universe produce high energyneutrinos that carry exclusive facts about our universe. Although itis a relatively new technology, there is no doubt that it will impacton the role of telescopes in future astronomy. This article arguesthat neutrino astrophysics principles will produce a criticaldiscipline in the contemporary astronomy. The article providesaccurate and unbiased information about the new technology. The factspresented in the article are supported by scientific evidence. Although the article is technical and requires advanced knowledge inquantum physics, it will be essential in the current study because itprovides some of the possibilities of modern telescopes.

Cowen,R. (2014). &quotTelescope captures view of gravitational waves:images of the infant Universe reveal evidence for rapid inflationafter the Big Bang.&quot Nature507(7492): 281+. AcademicOneFile.

Advancementin astronomy and supporting technologies has increased humanunderstanding of the universe. Thanks to these emerging technologies,astronomers are able to seek back in history and discover whathappened as the universe underwent exponential growth. Radiotelescopes have enabled astronomers peer at what happened in thefirst seconds of the universe existence. Telescopes placed in theSouth Pole have provided evidence of gravitational waves dated back13.8 million years ago when the expansion of the universe is believedto have started. This phenomenon is referred to as inflation. Thewaves that have been captured by high tech radio telescopes arebelieved to have continued to impact on the universe hundreds ofthousand years later.

Thisarticle is a scientific report on significant contribution of moderntechnology in the understanding of the universe. Therefore, theinformation contained in the article is valid and correct. Thearticle provides high quality information because it is based onprimary information and expert opinions. The article will beessential in emphasizing the fact that telescopes enable us to seewhat no one could have emerged they could see. Before I read thusarticle, I did not know that telescope can enable scientist gaze thepast and see what happened during the formation of the universe.

Hatzes,A. P. (2014). &quotThe role of space telescopes in thecharacterization of transiting exoplanets.&quot Nature513.7518 (2014): 353-357. AcademicOneFile.

Overthe years, man has widely explored and studies exoplanets. In therecent past, the focused has moved to characterization of thediscovered planets. The characterization involves measuring thedifferent aspect of the discovered planets, which includes the sizeand composition. Some of the important measurements that have beendone on other planets include atmospheric composition, density andtemperatures. According to the article by Hatzes which appeared onNature,spacetelescopes play an important role in the characterization of otherplanets. Modern telescopes supported by other space technologies areable to provide precise data as well as electromagnetic spectrumsthat are used in determining various characteristics of exoplanets.Missions such as “HubbleSpace Telescope, Microvariability and Oscillations of Stars (MOST),Spitzer Space Telescope, Convection, Rotation and Planetary Transits(CoRoT), and Kepler” have demonstrated the fact that moderntelescopes and supporting technology have given humans powers andabilities that could not have been imagines some decades ago. Thesetechnologies have enabled scientists to expand their knowledge aboutthe physical characteristics of exoplanets as well as play animportant role in planning and execution of further space missions.

Thefact that the article appeared on Natureillustratesthat the article is a high quality article. The peer reviewed articleprovides accurate and unbiased arguments on the role of telescope andsupporting technologies in characterizing objects in space. Thearticle will be useful in the current study because it defines theimportance of telescope in the modern space mission. It will providespecific contribution of telescopes in particular missions that havebeen carried out in the recent past.

Macdonald,Lee T. &quotThe origins and construction of the Isaac NewtonTelescope, Herstmonceux, 1944-1967.&quot Journalof the British Astronomical Association120.2 (2010): 73+. AcademicOneFile.Web.

Althoughit has been ignored by modern scientists, the history of Isaac Newtontelescope provides important insights to the importance of telescopein the modern society. This article provides a detained history ofthe construction and installation of the 98 inch telescope. Thearticle explains why the telescope was installed in Herstmonceux aswell as its limitations and successes. The quality of the article isnot in doubt and does not provide biased information. However,considering some of the modern development of telescope technology,the article will not be very useful in explaining the potentials oftelescopes in the modern society.


Astronomycan be a difficult discipline due to abstractness of the principlesof autonomy. If one is not an astronomer, deciphering some of theconcept is very challenging. This was one of the hardest parts ofthis assignment. Some of the recent contributions of telescopes inunderstanding the universe are based on complex quantum physics.However, I learned many thinks about telescopes. For example, I didnot know that telescopes can be used to gaze at the past. Based onthe literature review, I think I am ready to write a research paper.