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World's Largest Telescope at NJIT's Big Bear Captures Sun's Magnetic Field Better


May 20, 2009

telescope New Jersey Institute of Technology's new 1.6-meter clear aperture solar telescope--the largest of its kind in the world--is now operational. The unveiling of this remarkable instrument--said to be the pathfinder for all future, large ground-based telescopes--could not have come at a more auspicious moment for science. This year marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo's telescope that he used to demonstrate that sunspots are indeed on the sun. Full Story

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New Jersey's Science & Technology Univeristy

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