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The world's largest thermometer has just entered active service. This isn't a cue for all sorts of "ooh, Matron" remarks, since the thermometer in question is taking the temperature of billion-year-old clouds of gas, way "out there" in the universe. the Galactic HII region RCW 120 in the visible and in the submillimetre And …

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Anonymous Coward

Huge thermometer near Uranus

Hope its not too cold!

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Those Chileans!

Those people are stealing all the glory from Hawai'i!

Of course, it you're going to visit an observatory, which would you choose?

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Cold

"...the Universe has extremely cold temperatures of around -250°C..."

"...the camera needs to be kept extremely cold: less than 0.3°C above absolute zero."

"...5,100 metre altitude..."

<shivers> It all sounds a little Chile to me.

Coat, door, now.

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Aubry

You shouldn't have even paused to grab your coat after that...

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Anonymous Coward

@Those Chileans!

Dillon - you're right, I'd visit Chile any time!

MikeC

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Anonymous Coward

@MikeC

Mike - If you wait long enough you can wave that big thermometer

at Uranus and Chile at the same time.

hat, coat, already on

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