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Title: Eye on the Sky

Every night in a remote clearing called Fenton Hill high in the Jemez Mountains of central New Mexico, a bank of robotically controlled telescopes tilt their lenses to the sky for another round of obsmore »ervation through digital imaging. Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Thinking Telescopes project is watching for celestial transients including high-power cosmic flashes called blazars, and like all science, it can be messy work. But for a graduate student at the Lab taking a year’s break between master’s and Ph.D. studies, working with these state-of-the-art autonomous telescopes that can make fundamental discoveries feels light years beyond the classroom.« less
Title: Eye on the Sky
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Publication Date: 2017-07-13
OSTI Identifier: 1373577
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: LANL (Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS ; AUTONOMOUS TELESCOPES ; OPTICAL TRANSIENTS ; BLAZARS ; PARTICLE ACCELERATORS
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 00:02:18
System Entry Date: 2017-08-04