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World’s Largest Telescope May Reveal Universe History

Posted by DarC 
World’s Largest Telescope May Reveal Universe History
April 18, 2013 12:38PM
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"Here is some good news for astronomers and passionate stargazers: construction works on the world’s largest telescope will begin really soon! The project was recently approved by Hawaii authorities, paving the way for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) construction on top of Mauna Kea volcano.

The TMT is designed to be the most advanced telescope available today, allowing astronomers to catch a glimpse of the early years of our universe by seeing 13 billion light years away. Its 100-foot-long (about 30 meters) mirror will enable the device to produce considerably sharper images, even of planets orbiting distant stars. Scientists say the gigantic TMT mirror will reveal the history of the universe by offering an unprecedented look at how the first galaxies formed, billions of years after the Big Bang."

[techbeat.com]
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