There are now four laser-toting telescopes on Mauna Kea, leading to some impressive new images and videos. The Keck I telescope is the latest to get a state-of-the-art laser which, when fired alongside the Keck II laser, can lead to images that bear a striking resemblance to scenes from Star Trek. But there is a lot more to these lasers than nice pictures. There’s a lot of gnarly science going on at both ends of those beams.
Cosmic Matters Blog
Jun 6, 2011