Monday, November 21, 2005

Wired News: Monster Scope to Dwarf Rivals

Wired News: Monster Scope to Dwarf Rivals: "Astronomers are preparing to build the world's largest telescope that could be 100 times more powerful than the Hubble and will peer back to the very beginning of the universe.

The new TMT (Thirty-Meter Telescope) will be the first of a new generation of massive Earth-based telescopes that will far eclipse today's largest observatories."

I have just finished reading reading Miss Leavitt's Stars: the untold story of the woman who discovered how to measure the universe which explores how Hubble used Leavitt's work to figure out the use of red shift to measure distance and this technology is briefly touched there. A great read.


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