Optics sharpen telescope view

“Astronomers around the world are attempting to outsmart the random nature of the Earth’s atmosphere, the part of our planet’s ecosystem that allows all of us to survive and thrive. A cool evening breeze may bring welcome relief after a long day in the suffocating summer heat, but that same gust of wind can wreak havoc on the feeble light signals that travel from distant stars and galaxies to reach telescopes on Earth.”

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