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A space telescope for everyone

posted by Jason Kottke   May 30, 2013

Planetary Resources, an asteroid mining company (no, really!), has launched a $1 million Kickstarter campaign for “a space telescope for everyone”.

The ARKYD is a technologically advanced, orbiting space telescope that will be controlled by YOU, the crowd, through your pledges and community involvement! You can even direct your telescope time to non-profit science centers and universities for use in your communities!

How long before Reddit raises a bunch of funds to point the telescope at some venting gases on Uranus all day every day?

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