View Full Version : Subaru 8-meter Telescope Damaged by Leaking Coolant

2011-Jul-06, 04:40 AM
A “serious hardware incident” has shut down the Subaru Telescope indefinitely. A leak allowed orange-colored coolant to spill over the primary mirror and into the main camera, as well as into other instruments and the structure of the telescope. The damage is still be assessed. During the clean-up and recovery of equipment, nighttime observations have [...]

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2011-Jul-06, 11:31 AM
This is tragic.