Worldwide Linked Telescopes

Craig Mackay and Lucky Imaging Team, University of Cambridge, UKSeeing Clearly Now: A view of the Cat’s Eye Nebula with ‘Lucky’ technology (right), and without (left) [Astronomy: Seeing the Heavens in Hi-Def - Newsweek Technology - MSNBC.com]

USING broadband 10 times as fast as the average home connection, scientists in Australia, China and Europe have joined forces to create a telescope almost as big as the earth.

CSIRO scientists and counterparts in China, Britain, Poland and the Netherlands linked telescopes at each site in order to increase the resolution, obtaining more detail of the night sky.

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