2008 UCO Press Releases

Featuring Lick & Keck Observatories and University of California research

View from W.M. Keck Observatory telescope dome floor. Keck telescopes use some of the world's largest mirrors for starlight-gathering. The Keck Adaptive Optics system employs a laser beam (seen in middle left) to create an "artificial star" by which to better resolve objects being observed. See Smithsonian article from 4/1/08 for more details.

Image Credit: Laurie Hatch

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