verb (used with object), tel·e·scoped, tel·e·scop·ing.
verb (used without object), tel·e·scoped, tel·e·scop·ing.
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Origin of telescope
OTHER WORDS FROM telescopenon·tel·e·scop·ing, adjective
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In the four centuries since humans first pointed their telescopes at Mars, no eruption has been seen, leading to the assumption that it’s volcanically dead.Rumbles on Mars Raise Hopes of Underground Magma Flows|Robin George Andrews|February 1, 2021|Quanta Magazine
The CHEOPS observations confirmed intermediate work from other telescopes, and eventually a collaboration of roughly 200 astronomers managed to piece together a more complete picture of the system.These 6 exoplanets somehow orbit their star in perfect rhythm|Charlie Wood|January 27, 2021|Popular Science
Ordinarily, we point telescopes at some object we want to see in greater detail.How Many Galaxies Are in the Universe? A New Answer From the Darkest Sky Ever Observed|Jason Dorrier|January 15, 2021|Singularity Hub
Together, these telescopes will provide unprecedented views of the sun, helping to solve some of the most enduring mysteries of our star.The Parker Solar Probe will have company on its next pass by the sun|Lisa Grossman|January 15, 2021|Science News
They allowed me to get toys that were clever, even though we couldn’t afford them — mechanical toys and telescopes.
Williams did it with me several times, for instance when I mentioned the Hubble Space Telescope.The Stacks: Robin Williams, More Than A Shtick Figure|Joe Morgenstern|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The instrument is attached to the Anglo-Australian Telescope at the Siding Spring Observatory, northwest of Sydney, Australia.
The Swift telescope is designed to detect any amount of extra high-energy light, then turn to locate the source.
If you live in a place with a dark night sky, you might be able to see M31 without a telescope.
But the results coming out of BOSS are beautiful, even if the telescope is hideous.Using Black Holes to Measure Dark Energy, Like a BOSS|Matthew R. Francis|April 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another crash, which nearly shut up his spine like a telescope, told him that there were no wings.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
To spy out the land with a naval telescope over a mile of sea means taking a lot on trust as we learned to our cost on April 25th.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
These instruments were of a simple nature, for the magnifying glass was not yet contrived, and so the telescope was impossible.
With the telescope somewhere near a hundred million are brought within the limits of vision.
He put his canvas telescope down, and placed a heavy foot on it for safety.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
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A device used by astronomers to magnify images or collect more light from distant objects by gathering and concentrating radiation. The most familiar kind of telescope is the optical telescope, which collects radiation in the form of visible light. It may work by reflection, with a bowl-shaped mirror at its base, or by refraction, with a system of lenses. Other kinds of telescopes collect other kinds of radiation; there are radio telescopes (which collect radio waves), x-ray telescopes, and infrared telescopes. Radio and optical telescopes may be situated on the Earth, since the Earth's atmosphere allows light and radio waves through but absorbs radiation from several other regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. X-ray telescopes are placed in space.