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Highest-ever resolution photos of the night sky

August 21, 2013

the Magellan Telescope A team of astronomers from three institutions has developed a new type of telescope camera that makes higher resolution images than ever before, the culmination of 20 years of effort. The team will publish three papers containing these highest-resolution images, as well as observations that answer questions about planetary formation. Full Story

Carnegie Institution

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