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Interference Sharpens the View

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Science  11 Jul 1997:
Vol. 277, Issue 5323, pp. 178
DOI: 10.1126/science.277.5323.178

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Astronomers last week released the first images made with the help of a new orbiting radio telescope, called HALCA, whose data were combined with signals from ground-based telescopes to simulate an enormous collecting dish. The images—which show a powerful jet of subatomic particles spewing from a quasar—are a powerful demonstration of the new system, indicating that it can provide detailed views of some of the most energetic and mysterious objects in the universe.