The Rutgers astronomy group is very excited that our university is a significant partner in the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), currently the largest telescope anywhere in the southern hemisphere operating at optical wavelengths. Rutgers astronomers are using our share of SALT observing time to study the formation and evolution of distant galaxies, the exploding stars known as supernovae, and the properties of the expanding, post-explosion "remnants" that supernovae leave behind. We are also looking forward to the prospect of new technical improvements that will make SALT even more powerful. To visit the main SALT website and learn more about this unique facility, follow this link.

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