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AFRL detects moon around asteroid with smallest telescope yet

AFRL’s 3.5 meter telescope on Kirtland AFB, N.M. uses its laser to produce a guide star for a reference for adaptive optics, and previously held the record for the smallest telescope to image an asteroid’s satellite. The larger of the two domes to its left houses the 1.5 meter telescope, which now holds the record, without using a laser. (U.S. Air Force photo/Robert Fugate)

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AFRL detects moon around asteroid with smallest telescope yet
AFRL’s 3.5 meter telescope on Kirtland AFB, N.M. uses its laser to produce a guide star for a reference for adaptive optics, and previously held the record for the smallest telescope to image an asteroid’s satellite. The larger of the two domes to its left houses the 1.5 meter telescope, which now holds the record, without using a laser. (U.S. Air Force photo/Robert Fugate)

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Photo by: Robert Fugate |  VIRIN: 121207-F-F3963-1006.JPG