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How Astronomers "Detwinkle" the Stars

How Astronomers "Detwinkle" the Stars

'This article contains a series of kinesthetic activities, explaining and demonstrating why stars twinkle and what astronomers can do to minimize it. The activities can be used to demonstrate how Earth's atmosphere distorts starlight and how advanced telescope technology (adaptive optics) is used to compensate for this distortion.'

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