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This small disc of metal - made from speculum - is an important part of history.
The metal is an alloy of tin and copper with some arsenic thrown in.
Discussed by Professor Martyn Poliakoff at the Royal Society, in London.
It is the primary mirror from Sir Isaac Newton's original reflecting telescope.

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