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Space

Submission + - Prototype telescope completes key test

Matthew Sparkes writes: "Two prototype antennas for the world's largest array of millimetre-wave telescopes have passed a key test, working to track and image Saturn for more than an hour. Ultimately, ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) is expected to resolve details 10 times finer than the Hubble Space Telescope when it is completed in 2012."

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