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Country’s First Liquid Mirror Telescope

Published on June 04, 2022
Current Context: The first liquid mirror telescope in the country and the largest in Asia was set up in Uttarakhand.
Country’s First Liquid Mirror Telescope
  • This Telescope will help in surveying the sky, making it possible to observe several galaxies and other astronomical sources.
  • The dimensions will be a 4-meter-diameter rotating mirror made up of a thin film of liquid mercury to collect and focus light.
  • It is located at an altitude of 2,450 meters at the Devasthal Observatory campus of Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences.
  • It has built by astronomers from India, Belgium, and Canada.
  • The major role played by Advanced Mechanical and Optical Systems (AMOS) Corporation and the Centre Spatial de Liege in Belgium.


Q.1 In which of the following state has the country’s first liquid mirror telescope?
a. Karnataka
b. Himachal Pradesh
c. Uttarakhand
d. Delhi

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