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Astronomers Use Laser to Take Clearest Images of the Center of the Milky Way

12/22/2005 06:32PM

Astronomers Use Laser to Take Clearest Images of the Center of the Milky Way

UCLA astronomers have taken the first clear picture of the center of our Milky Way galaxy, including the area surrounding the supermassive black hole, using a new laser virtual star at the W.M. Keck observatory in Hawaii.


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  • Wangler [Alec Hitchman]
  • 12/23/2005 01:45PM
Are the halos in the star images on the upper (laser) image due to the adaptive optics, or is the image grossy over processed? It looks like too many turns on the deconvolution crank to me. :S <br><br>Keith