The KAO Nitro Tanks


Just as a regular camera can't emit any light of its own, so must an infrared telescope not emit any heat of its own. Thus the KAO carries its own liquid nitrogen at a temperature of 77 Kelvin (-321.7 degrees Fahrenheit, -196 degrees Celsius) in order to keep the telescope colder than the objects it is trying to observe.




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