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Scientists use lasers to create the brightest artificial star in the sky

Scientists use lasers to create the brightest artificial star in the sky Late last month, astronomers with the ESO’s Very Large Telescope began operation of a new tool called the Four Laser Guide Star Facility (4LGSF).This incredible new laser rig will create the brightest artificial star ever seen, and use it to produce some of the most incredible imagery we’ve yet to collect about the heavens.

New telescope chip enables clearer view of alien worlds

New telescope chip enables clearer view of alien worlds The new development comes in the form of an optical chip that can be used to upgrade an existing telescope.Steve Madden said the chip worked much like active noise-canceling headphones.