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Kyocera's Fine Ceramic Technology Supporting Astronomical research at the Subaru Telescope.

The Subaru Telescope is located on the summit of Maunakea, a dormant volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii which is one of the best astronomical observation sites in the world.

Cordierite CO720, a type of fine ceramic developed by Kyocera, is used as lens support for the Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) camera in the telescope that first spotted the remote planet VG18.

This innovative ceramic technology provides the lens barrel with all the material requirements needed to help scientists take clearer images of the galaxy billions of light-years away: low thermal expansion, light weight, high rigidity, high strength and high dimensional accuracy.

The beauty of ceramics is their ability to work in very aggressive conditions where most metals would melt or corrode.

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