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China has released 11.25 million spectra – keys for understanding the properties of celestia
l bodies – acquired by the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope to astronomers worldwide.
As the world’s largest spectral survey telescope, LAMOST marks the world’
s first spectral survey project to obtain more than 10 million spectra, which will give
insights into chemical compositions, densities, atmospheres and magnetism of celestial bodies.
Among the data, there are 9.37 million high-quality spectra, twice the total number of other astronomic surveys intern
ationally. There are also 6.36 million stellar spectra, creating the largest stellar parameter catalog in the wor
ld, according to the National Astronomical Observatories of China of the Chinese Academy of Sciences on Friday.
Finished in 2008, LAMOST began regular surveys in 2012. The telescope is located in Natio
nal Astronomical Observatories of China’s Xinglong Observatory, in north China’s Hebei province.