Devasthal Telescope assumes global importance 

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  • February 25, 2021
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Devasthal Telescope assumes global importance 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Sci & tech

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  • The optical telescope set up at Devasthal has assumed global importance for observing important cosmic explosive events such as Gamma-Ray Bursts and Supernovae.

Important value additions 

  • Devasthal is a mountain peak in Uttarakhand.
  • It is a world-class 3.6 m optical telescope. 
  • It is Asia’s largest fully steerable optical telescope. 
  • Set up by: Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), an autonomous research institute of DST, with support from the Belgian government in 2016.
  • It will also be helpful for future optical facilities such as the Thirty Meter Telescope. 

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