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Keck Interferometer

The twin Keck Telescopes
Over the next decade, the light entering the twin Keck Telescopes will be passed through a system of adaptive optics to correct for turbulence in the Earth's atmosphere, and combined through optical interferometry. The result of this new technology will be to create an instrument with the resolving power of a single mirror 85 meters in diameter. This immensely powerful tool will play a significant part in NASA's Origins Program.

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