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Liquid-Mirror Telescope Set to Give Stargazing a New Spin

Science  14 Mar 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5613, pp. 1650
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5613.1650

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Biggest of its breed, the new Large Zenith Telescope harnesses simple physics to probe space at a fraction of the cost of conventional models. This revolutionary 6-meter telescope with a surface of liquid mercury is about to peer into the heavens for the first time, yet hardly anyone knows of its existence.