News archive - October 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019

DESI opens its 5,000 eyes to capture the colours of the cosmos

Mayall telescope

by Mike Brown on October 28, 2019
taken from Inside the Perimeter

A new instrument mounted atop a telescope in Arizona has aimed its robotic array of 5,000 fibre-optic “eyes” at the night sky to capture the first images showing its unique view of galactic light.

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