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India Seeks Partners for 'Himalayan Space Telescope'

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Science  24 Aug 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5534, pp. 1423-1424
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5534.1423

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HANLE, LADAKH, INDIA-- Ground-based astronomers lust after sites that are cold, dry, high, and dark. India's new Hanle observatory fits the description--and fills a geographic gap. Next week Indian officials will dedicate a new 2-meter optical/infrared telescope here with the goal of turning the world's highest observatory into one of the world's most productive scientific locales.