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2008-11-05 12:35:00

China is employing a new telescope with a unique design which officials say will help them map the galaxy in three dimensions. The unusual pi symbol-shaped design uses a fixed structure and two moveable, segmented mirrors rather than the dome shaped telescope that moves to follow an object in the sky. Built by the National Astronomical Observatories, which belongs to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope, or LAMOST, cost 235 million...

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