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Fraser
2003-Nov-04, 07:25 PM
SUMMARY: The construction of the world's most powerful optical telescope took a significant step forward this week when the first of its huge mirrors was delivered. The Mount Graham International Observatory's Large Binocular Telescope will eventually have twin 8.4 metre mirrors linked together, giving it an effective size of 11.8 metres. But the observatory will be able to view extremely faint objects as if it was 22.8 metres across - that's 10 times the resolving power of the Hubble Space Telescope. The observatory will be completed in 2005.


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