Can Losing Weight Help You See Better?
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
News Feature

If you're an x-ray mirror, then being thin can help you see better...in space! The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is developing a thinner mirror for a future x-ray telescope called Smart X. Thinner mirrors means that the telescope can weigh less, be easier to send into space, take more accurate pictures and be easier to adjust while in orbit.

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