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Atmospheric blurring has a new enemy

A fully automated optics system that corrects atmospheric blurring of celestial objects has imaged 715 star systems thought to harbour planets, completing each observation in less time than it takes to read this article.

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Figure 1: Creating artificial guide stars.

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Ellerbroek, B. Atmospheric blurring has a new enemy. Nature 512, 144–145 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/512144a

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