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Telescope project honors astronomer and billionaire

14 Jan 2020, 18:59 UTC
Telescope project honors astronomer and billionaire
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Artwork shows the Vera Rubin Observatory’s Simonyi Survey Telescope scanning the sky. (LSST Illustration)
The next great ground-based astronomical observatory, previously known as the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, has been named after the late astronomer Vera Rubin — with a nod to Seattle software billionaire Charles Simonyi as well.
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