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Originally posted by Mayet
The Telescope is situated in South Africa's arid Karoo region which was chosen for it's remoteness from city lights...
...This is exciting news. The telescope will allow sicentists to explore new frontiers in space and from a location far south from most larger observation telescopes in the world at the moment.
Speaking of this, why is it that they can't build a massive telescope in Antartica? No lights (except aurora australis maybe) down there, and it is very very south...