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YouTube: Mayall Telescope Construction

For over 40 years the Mayall has been involved in cutting-edge astronomical research, most notably in understanding the size and large-scale structure of the visible universe. It has also been used in research on exoplanets (planets that orbit stars other than the Sun). We have commenced major reconstruction for the telescope to undertake a very exciting, multi-year dedicated research project to unlock some of the secrets of dark energy. A unique spectrometer is also being developed for the telescope to allow it to quickly obtain the spectra of 5,000 objects simultaneously. You can track some of the construction activities at this YouTube site.

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