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ALMA Telescope Can Directly Observe The Sun

Staring directly at the sun is obviously not a very smart thing to do. The damage to a person’s eyes can be significant and irreparable. But did you know that many telescopes have the same restriction?  The sun’s radiation and heat makes earthbound telescopes unable to function properly. In one case, the sun’s power resulted in the Swedish-ESO Submillimetre Telescope catching fire. In a series of just-released photos, however, we finally got to see the observational results of a new telescope. This one is designed to be able to…

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