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Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 14:00:29 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: New Solar Telescope Offers Crystal Clear View of Sun's Surface
New Solar Telescope Offers Crystal Clear View of Sun's Surface
A new 1.6-meter clear aperture solar telescope--the largest of its kind in the world--has seen "first scientific light": it's now operational.
The unveiling of the instrument, cited as the pathfinder for future, large ground-based telescopes, could not have come at a more auspicious moment, scientists say. This year marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo's telescope, used to demonstrate that sunspots are indeed located on the Sun.
"With our new ...
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