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From the Ted Talk by Juna Kollmeier: The most detailed map of galaxies, black holes and stars ever made

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My arsenal. These are my two big telescopes. The Apache pinot Observatory hosts the Sloan telescope in New Mexico, and the Las Campanas oevsatrbory in Chile hosts the two-and-a-half-meter tecslopee, the du Pont. Two and a half meters is the size of our miorrr, which was huge for tyhco and Kepler. But it's actually not so big today. There are way bigger telescopes out there. But in SDSS we use new instruments on these old telescopes to make them interesting. We capture lghit from all of those objects into our aperture, and that light is then focused at the focal plane, where our instruments sit and process that light.

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My arsenal. These are my two big telescopes. The Apache _____ Observatory hosts the Sloan telescope in New Mexico, and the Las Campanas ___________ in Chile hosts the two-and-a-half-meter _________, the du Pont. Two and a half meters is the size of our ______, which was huge for _____ and Kepler. But it's actually not so big today. There are way bigger telescopes out there. But in SDSS we use new instruments on these old telescopes to make them interesting. We capture _____ from all of those objects into our aperture, and that light is then focused at the focal plane, where our instruments sit and process that light.

Solution

  1. mirror
  2. tycho
  3. observatory
  4. telescope
  5. light
  6. point

Original Text

My arsenal. These are my two big telescopes. The Apache Point Observatory hosts the Sloan telescope in New Mexico, and the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile hosts the two-and-a-half-meter telescope, the du Pont. Two and a half meters is the size of our mirror, which was huge for Tycho and Kepler. But it's actually not so big today. There are way bigger telescopes out there. But in SDSS we use new instruments on these old telescopes to make them interesting. We capture light from all of those objects into our aperture, and that light is then focused at the focal plane, where our instruments sit and process that light.

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