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December 1999
January 2000


The 1990s

Since 1965, NCAR's highest-altitude workers could be found at the Mauna Loa Solar Observatory on the island of Hawaii. The thinner air at 11,400 feet gives the coronameter and other instruments a clearer view of the sun. MLSO's new precision solar photometric telescope (front dome) allows full-disk views of the sun's facial features.
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