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How Interferometry Works, and Why it’s so Powerful for Astronomy

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How Interferometry Works, and Why it’s so Powerful for Astronomy

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    How Interferometry Works, and Why it’s so Powerful for Astronomy
    by Brian Koberlein

    When astronomers talk about an optical telescope, they often mention the size of its mirror. That’s because the larger your mirror, the sharper your view of the heavens can be. It’s known as resolving power, and it is due to a property of light known as diffraction. When light passes through an opening, such as …

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