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Astronomers look to protect Earth’s dark skies

SPACE!

A West Texas astronomical observatory known for discovering the largest supermassive black hole is facing the threat of growing cities and increased oil and gas play lighting up the horizon. McDonald Observatory celebrates 75 years of research and public outreach this year with a $30 million upgrade to its Hobby-Eberly Telescope. Once completed in October, the telescope will explore huge ...

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