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Astronomy

Complex systems engineering for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
A rigorous new model-based systems approach improves the understanding of the telescope's functional behavior and interactions, and allows efficient operation of the observatory.
The technology for a million-kilometer-scale interferometer to study gravitational waves will soon be in place, for a launch within 10 years.
22 August 2014
New instruments provide improved adaptive optics correction and allow the light emission from a planet to be resolved from the light of its host star.
8 August 2014
A ground-based laser ranging system with atmospheric turbulence correction improves capabilities for tracking objects in orbit, alerting satellite operators to potential collisions.
31 July 2014
Combining a robust, classically designed coronagraph with liquid-crystal-based focal plane instrumentation enables effective Earth-based observations of the sun's corona.
24 July 2014
Using an artificial laser-generated ‘star’ together with adaptive optics on 8m-class telescopes, astronomers can see light from previously hidden stellar explosions in starburst galaxies.
17 July 2014
 
John Mather: JWST will continue the exploration of the early universe