View Full Version : ‘The New Cool’: How These Sharp Space Pictures Were Snapped From A Ground Telescope

2013-Jul-03, 03:20 PM
Rise above Earth with a telescope, and one huge obstacle to astronomy is removed: the atmosphere. We love breathing that oxygen-nitrogen mix, but it’s sure not fun to peer through it. Ground-based telescopes have to deal with air turbulence and other side effects of the air we need to breathe. Enter adaptive optics — laser-based [...]

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