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Check Out The Most Richly Detailed Image Ever Taken Of Uranus
The images are the highest-resolution ever taken in the near infrared range. It looks much more active than when Voyager flew past in 1986.
New Telescope Optics Can Directly View Exoplanets By Hiding Interfering Starlight
For now, the thousands of potential exoplanets discovered in the past two years are little more than curvy dips on...
Birth of Youngest Planet Ever Seen Is Witnessed With Telescopic Trick
Astronomers have captured the first direct image of a newly forming planet orbiting around its star, using mirrors to blot...
Advanced Optics That Let Telescopes See Deep Into Space Will Help Microscopes See Deep Inside Cells
Adaptive optics techniques used for the world’s most powerful telescopes will be used to image the smallest processes in living...
World’s Most Powerful Optical Microscope Lets Researchers See Inside Viruses
New technology breaks the theoretical limit on how small we can see
Big Bear Solar Observatory Snaps the Most Detailed Pic of a Sunspot Ever
Researchers at Big Bear Solar Observatory have tuned their adaptive optics array and achieved first light, capturing this image of...
Scientists Confirm the First Direct Photo of an Exoplanet
See that little dot in the upper left corner? It is a planet orbiting a sun-like star. We know of...
Liquid Mirror Breakthrough Could Make State-of-the-Art Optics Cheap
A $120 million Earth-based telescope using brand new adaptive optics just trumped Hubble’s deep space image clarity three-fold, but such...
New Earth-Based Telescope System Snaps Sharpest-Ever Pics of Deep Space
Three times sharper than Hubble
Air Force Uses Airborne Lasers to Create High-Speed Data Links
Researchers have tested the laser links at distances of almost 22 miles during flight