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Robotic Telescope Sheds Light On Cosmic Microwave Background

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September 8, 1998
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University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
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For the past nine months, astronomers have been imaging the southern heavens in hydrogen-alpha light every night while keeping their day jobs, and without losing any sleep. Thanks to a new robotic telescope installed at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, the tedium of sky mapping is handled autonomously.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- For the past nine months, astronomers have been imaging the southern heavens in hydrogen-alpha light every night while keeping their day jobs, and without losing any sleep. Thanks to a new robotic telescope installed at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, the tedium of sky mapping is handled autonomously.


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University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign. "Robotic Telescope Sheds Light On Cosmic Microwave Background." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 8 September 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/09/980908074445.htm>.
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign. (1998, September 8). Robotic Telescope Sheds Light On Cosmic Microwave Background. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/09/980908074445.htm
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign. "Robotic Telescope Sheds Light On Cosmic Microwave Background." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/09/980908074445.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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