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Forster on-camera: text

...You can't really build a very large dish that's going to be accurate at those very short wavelengths. What you have to do instead is to break up the aperture that you'd like to have. You'd like to have a thousand foot telescope, but since you can't build that, you use small elements place on the ground over a thousand foot area.

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