Giant Galaxy-Spying Telescope Set to Break Ground in Hawaii

July 29, 2014 4:00 PM

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Giant Galaxy-Spying Telescope Set to Break Ground in Hawaii

A giant, 100-foot-diameter (30 meters) telescope has been green-lighted for construction on the island of Hawaii.

The Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources gave approval on July 25 for construction to begin on the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), a massive observatory on the summit of Mauna Kea, said representatives for The TMT Observatory Corp., a collaboration of universities involved in the telescope's de...

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