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Astrophysics might be used to figure out how to get to other planets, how to build things in new and safer ways, or to examine how the human body adapts to new situations. Ray 3 is parallel to the principal axis and diverges as though it had come from the focal point to the left of the lens. A sunset through an atmospheric temperature gradient which would produce an inferior mirage causes the bottom of the sun to stretch down toward the horizon and broaden out. A lack of crystal symmetry can have some fascinating effects.

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