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The Jaipur Observatory, officially known as Jantar Mantar, consists of a
collection of stone buildings that serve as astronomical instruments.
Most of these
instruments are complex
astronomical devices for cosmological and planetary
constellation. They are built on a large scale in order
that readings can be obtained very accurately.
Among the wide variety
of different objects on display in this open-air museum
are also several
... including the
world's largest one, which is known as the Supreme
Instrument, stands 27 meters tall and
throws a shadow that moves visibly at one millimeter per
There are also some
huge concave hemispheres used for gathering data, that
are made with marble slabs.
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