Adaptive optics techniques used for the world’s most powerful telescopes will be used to image the smallest processes in living systems, according to researchers in California.
In astronomy, adaptive optics fixes the blurring of deep-space images by correcting for the turbulence in Earth’s atmosphere. These techniques have allowed the Keck telescopes in Hawaii to resolve deep-space objects with greater clarity than the Hubble Space Telescope.
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