NASA To Launch Football Field-sized Balloon With Telescope

NASA's new mission is named ASTHROS and is targeted for launch no earlier than December

NASA has announced a new mission wherein it would launch a balloon bigger than a football field 

 NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which is managing the mission

this telescope will be installed 1,30,000 feet (about 40,000 meters) above Antarctica to study a phenomenon

The ASTHROS telescope's primary objective would be to observe far-infrared wavelengths

Equipped with an 8.2-foot (2.5-meter) mirror, the telescope has been designed to detect fainter light sources

the process by which clouds of gas and dust are dispersed in galaxies

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