Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Cosmology in the clean room

The SALT Image Quality problem would appear to be a cruel manifestation of Dark Energy! Our recent interrogation of the M4/M5 pair with a wavefront camera has yielded startling results: we are able to trace the history of the Universe (from the initial fireball, through inflation, galaxy formation and finally our accelerated expansion toward oblivion) by simply running the wavefront camera through focus. See it all in our pinhole astrophysics clip below...

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