News FocusAMERICAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY MEETING

Laser Points to Bright New Era for Ground-Based Astronomy

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Science  03 Feb 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5761, pp. 602-603
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5761.602a

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WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Observers at the American Astronomical Society meeting here on 8 to 12 January were delighted by the first results using a long-awaited advance called laser guide star adaptive optics. (Read more.)

Other briefs from the meeting:

Pulsar Sets a Dizzying Standard

Pesky Companions Warp the Milky Way

Snapshots From the Meeting