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  1. #1 NASA gets two military spy telescopes for astronomy 
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    Now, here is a surprise announcement. I am still not sure, whether or not this is a joke, but apparently NASA has the prospect of getting two 2.4 m class telescopes donated by the military. This is nice, but certainly not free of cost, because they still need to develop new astronomical instrumentation and hire the personnel. Nevertheless, it is better than having to spend a lot of money and effort to develop one new telescope. And now there are even two of them. What does it tell us about the surveillance capabilities of the secret services? They already have better tools.

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    NASA gets military spy telescopes for astronomy - The Washington Post


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    Do we know what capabilities of telescopes are or how old? Since they've been donated then surely we can assume they won't be the latest technology.


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