Pic of the Day: Laser Creates Virtual Star

This is, quite possibly, the coolest photo you'll see today. It's of a telescope in Chile blasting a bright orange laser into the sky to create a virtual star in the heart of the Milky Way. The star, 56 miles high, helps compensate for the Earth's atmospheric interference. Read the whole story at Space.com. via io9

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