Giant telescope to turn eye to the skies

November 21, 2005 | Canadian University Press

Canadian scientists are behind a plan to build the world’s largest telescope.

With a diameter of 30 metres, the Thirty-Metre Telescope (TMT) would be nine times bigger than the current largest telescope, which is 10 metres in diameter. It is estimated that the project will take $750 million and 10 years to build.

While the telescope won’t allow astronomers to see anything new—they can already see to the end of the universe—it will make things much clearer. Continue reading →