Stargazing

Researchers have tested the "seeing" ability of a new telescope in Antarctica and found it can produce the best ground-based images of stars.

Science Illustrated

December 03, 2004

Sources: "Exceptional astronomical seeing conditions above Dome C in Antarctica," Nature Magazine, Jon S. Lawrence, Michael C. B. Ashley, Andrei Tokovinin and Tony Travouillon; "Earth's best view of the stars - Antarctica's Dome C," The University of New South Wales, Faculty of Science; "An extremely cold extremely large telescope," Jon S. Lawrence, University of New South Wales, Australia; "2002-2003 campaign," and "Why Dome C?," Concordia, A new permanent continental station project.

Research and Graphic by Cindy Jones-Hulfachor : South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Panoramic view of Dome C, below, courtesy of Eric Aristidi, University of Nice, France

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