The tiny MOST satellite with mission scientist Jaymie Matthews.
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Canadian Space Agency
MOST - Canada's first space telescope
MOST is Canada's first space telescope. It is the size of a suitcase. It
was launched in 2003
on an old missile. Under a treaty the missile had to
be taken apart. So they used it for science!
MOST has a 6-inch mirror and a digital camera. The camera takes images of
pulsating stars. This records the amount of light over time. The images
teach us about the insides of stars.
We control MOST with small radio dishes. It is smaller than the Hubble
Space Telescope. They call MOST the "humble space telescope". It may be
small, but it makes big discoveries! Visit the MOST website for more.
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