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Rohan Murthy planning to invest $1 million on Space Project

Rohan Murthy planning to invest $1 million on Space Project

Rohan Murthy, the son of Infosys founder NR Narayan Murthy, has said that he is planning to invest about $1 million on the 'Robo-AO KP' space project.

The project will be the first fully robotic adaptive optics system in the world.Rohan Murthy is an investor in SKS Microfinance through his investment fund called Catamaran and is now planning to fund the Robo Astronomy Project. The project was without investment earlier and the project head had even asked people to volunteer work without pay due to shortage of funds.

Following the investment by Rohan Murthy, the project will now move to Pune in Maharashtra after it was initially started at California Institute of Technology. The project is better known as Caltech and is being located at the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona. A new 2.1-meter telescope will be made in order to make new discoveries.

Experts said that the robotic laser adaptive optics system will filter out blurring effect provided by the earth's atmosphere and allow observers to view the solar system more clearly. The project was initially started by Caltech Optical Observatories and the Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) about three years earlier.Caltech said that the company was facing a shortage of funds and even looked for observers ready to work for free on the project.

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