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How telescopes deal with earthquakes in Chile

edgeofphysics (1711884) writes | more than 4 years ago

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edgeofphysics (1711884) writes "Given that Chile is one of the most seismically active countries in the world, how do astronomers protect their giant telescopes that have been built or are being built in the Chilean Andes? This blog post discusses how Chile's most advanced facility — the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) — protects its precious 8.2-metre primary mirrors in the event of an earthquake."
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Misleading Title. (1)

Nowhere.Men (878773) | more than 4 years ago | (#31299036)

Isolating apparatus from vibration is not the same thing as making telescope earthquake proof.

Telescopes in Scotland could detect the earthquake in Chile.
The VLT may not resist a mid-level earthquake at close range, I don't know

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