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      a tool that, when looked through, makes far-off objects seem closer
      and larger


NASA scientists use telescopes to look at stars and galaxies.

My family likes to look at craters on the moon using our telescope.


Related Links:
How Telescopes See
What Is the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope?
What Is the Hubble Space Telescope?


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A boy looks through a telescope
Telescopes are used to make distant objects look bigger. They can be used to see and study things in space.
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