May 5, 2022

A new quantum technique could help create planet-sized telescopes

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The future of astronomy goes far beyond the James Webb Space Telescope.

For example, it’s theoretically possible to use quantum computers as a means for constructing colossal, planet-sized telescopes, according to a study shared to a preprint server and initially reported by New Scientist.

And, if we could make it work, a planetary telescope would peer much farther into the big black abyssal depths of space, and image the distant universe at untold levels of resolution.

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