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World's largest telescope to be built in Hawaii

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posted on Jul, 22 2009 @ 02:51 PM
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World's largest telescope to be built in Hawaii


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Hawaii was chosen Tuesday as the site for the world's biggest telescope, a device so powerful that it will allow scientists to see some 13 billion light years away and get a glimpse into the early years of the universe.
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posted on Jul, 22 2009 @ 02:51 PM
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It will sort of give us the history of the universe



Artist rendering above

I think this is great! I have been a big fan of observatories since visiting McDonald's observatory as a child. The dismensions of this telescope are simply stunning.


The telescope's mirror — stretching almost 100 feet in diameter, or nearly the length of a Boeing 737's wingspan


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posted on Jul, 22 2009 @ 02:58 PM
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That's one big mother of a mirror and quite a feat of engineering, mind you, it states in the same article:




But it may not hold the world's largest title for long. A partnership of European countries plans to build the European Extremely Large Telescope, which would have an 138-foot mirror. The group is considering sites in Argentina, Chile, Morocco and Spain. It plans to decide on a location next year and be able to host its first observation in 2018.


Wow!!



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