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World's Largest Virtual Optical Telescope Created 57

erice writes "Astronomers in Chile linked four telescopes together to form a single virtual mirror 130 meters in diameter. Previous efforts had linked two telescopes but this is the first time that all four had been linked. 'The process that links separate telescopes together is known as interferometry. In this mode, the VLT becomes the biggest ground-based optical telescope on earth. Besides creating a gigantic virtual mirror, interferometry also greatly improves the telescope's spatial resolution and zooming capabilities.'"
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World's Largest Virtual Optical Telescope Created

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  • by bmo ( 77928 ) on Saturday February 04, 2012 @10:17AM (#38926511)

    No, because no matter how high resolution the pics are, it will never be enough to satisfy the moon hoax morons.

    I suggest that we round up the hoaxers, and in an attempt to prove to them that we really did land on the Moon in 1969, send them to Tranquility base, let them out, and remove their helmets, because the visors would distort the view.

    And with their dying breaths, you would see them mouth the words "movie set."


Every nonzero finite dimensional inner product space has an orthonormal basis. It makes sense, when you don't think about it.