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Newer, bigger, better telescope

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Date: Jul 17, 2007 - 11:00 AM
The world's largest telescope is online and running: IT Wire has the scoop.

The reflective telescope, sometimes also called GranTeCan, uses technology called adaptive optics, in which the mirror changes its shape in order to correct distortions of light caused by the Earth?s atmosphere. The telescope is part of the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, located on the island of La Palma, Spain, within the Atlantic Ocean.




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