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Subaru Opens Up World for Japan

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Science  29 Jan 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5402, pp. 627
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5402.627

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TOKYO-- This week, Japanese astronomers hope to capture the first scientific images from the country's new Subaru Telescope atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii. Its 8.3-meter mirror makes it the world's largest single-mirror telescope, and one of a handful of telescopes globally in the 8- to 10-meter range. As the country's first major scientific project ever built on foreign soil, Subaru also marks Japan's entry into the top tier of scientific nations with a global scientific reach.