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Anish Kapoor, Cloud Gate, 2004. Stainless steel, 1,006 x 2,012 x 1,280 cm. Mike Warot/Flickr, CC BY

Anish Kapoor’s “Cloud Gate”: playing with light and returning to Earth, our finite world

Anish Kapoor’s “Cloud Gate”: playing with light and returning to Earth, our finite world Anish Kapoor, Cloud Gate, 2004. Stainless steel, 1,006 x 2,012 x 1,280 cm. Mike Warot/Flickr, CC BY Joel Chevrier, Université Grenoble Alpes Every day thousands of people play with Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate in Chicago’s Millennium Park.…

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In physics, a famous paradox that hangs by a thread of light…

In physics, a famous paradox that hangs by a thread of light… file pwxht. Arnaud Mussot, Université de Lille – ULNE; Matteo Conforti, Université de Lille – ULNE, and Stefano Trillo, University of Ferrara Imagine a metal bar that has been heated at one end. Instead of the heat gradually…

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The coupling of the AOF with MUSE gives access to both greater sharpness and a wide dynamic range when observing celestial objects like planetary nebulae. These new observations of IC 4406 revealed shells that have never been seen before, along with the already familiar dark dust structures in the nebula that gave it the popular name the Retina Nebula. This image shows a small fraction of the total data collected by the MUSE using the AOF system and demonstrates the increased abilities of the new AOF equipped MUSE instrument. Credit: ESO/J. Richard (CRAL)

Cutting-edge Adaptive Optics Facility Sees First Light

Cutting-edge Adaptive Optics Facility Sees First Light The Unit Telescope 4 (Yepun) of ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has now been transformed into a fully adaptive telescope. After more than a decade of planning, construction and testing, the new Adaptive Optics Facility (AOF) has seen first light with the instrument…

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