Tag: Laser Beams

Sci-Fi Laser-Shooting Telescopes

The location is the Mauna Kea Observatories in Hawaii, and this fantastic footage was shot by Sean Goebel. The lasers are indeed real. They’re used for adaptive optics. Just as waves of heat coming off pavement blur out the detail in faraway objects, winds in the atmosphere blur out fine detail in the stars/galaxies/whatever is being observed. The laser …

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