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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 1990
  • pp: 739–740

South Pole emerging as center of astronomy

Malcolm W. Browne  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 6, pp. 739-740 (1990)

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In the long polar night a telescope with ten 1-m mirrors will be trained on a supernova, a likely source of cosmic rays. The mirrors can detect the faint light from the short-lived cascade of particles that occurs when gamma rays hit the atmosphere. Reprinted by permission from the Science Times section of The New York Times of 12 Dec. 1989.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Malcolm W. Browne, "South Pole emerging as center of astronomy," Appl. Opt. 29, 739-740 (1990)

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