New Telescope Attachment Allows Ground-Based Observations of New Worlds 3 (image) Penn State Share Print E-Mail Caption Left: Light from a laser pointer is shaped into a wide and stable output using a beam-shaping diffuser. A carefully designed pattern is precisely molded into plastic polymers or directly into a glass substrate, creating micro-structures on the surface of the diffuser (inset; image credit: RPC Photonics). Right: The diffuser installed at the 3.5m telescope at Apache Point Observatory. Credit Stefansson et al. 2017, Penn State University Usage Restrictions The image credit must be published along with the image. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.