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Fraser
2007-Jun-18, 05:13 PM
The last decade has been the golden age of astronomy, with new observatories and space telescopes pushing out our understanding of the Universe. We can see billions of light years away, watch dynamic events unfold in almost real-time, and see into every corner of the electromagnetic spectrum. ...

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2007/06/18/podcast-rise-of-the-supertelescopes/)

markg85
2007-Jun-19, 01:46 AM
WTF a 60 meter telescope!!! that`s not just huge.. that`s not normal.
i think they are better off when they don`t build it on earth but make it on the moon or another planet with no atmosphere.

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now that i think of it.. how many hubbles was this 60 meter telescope :P cause that`s how good it will be when it`s on the back of the moon :)

Dragon Star
2007-Jun-19, 01:53 AM
WTF a 60 meter telescope!!! that`s not just huge.. that`s not normal.
i think they are better off when they don`t build it on earth but make it on the moon or another planet with no atmosphere.

That's nothin'. Check out the plans for this (http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/technology/owl_telescope_020724.html) 100 meter. :)

Nick4
2007-Jun-19, 07:47 PM
I wish i could have a telescope that size in my back yard.

Thanatos
2007-Jun-20, 07:26 AM
Just another dang thing to mow around, IMO . . . Building a superscope on the moon would be a very interesting project. I can envision imprinting a huge number of modest sized 'mirrors' on the lunar surface focused on an orbital platform. The 'mirrors' need not be precisely figured, or reflective, if the aim is good and f ratio is large. A carefully designed nuclear detonation might also do the trick.

Abes48
2007-Jun-20, 05:20 PM
Do black holes really exist? Bad Astronomy has an article on research that claims everything might work differently than astronomers thing.
I THINK you meant "astronomers THINK."

Fraser
2007-Jun-20, 05:33 PM
Thanks. :-)

Jerry
2007-Jun-27, 09:56 PM
That's nothin'. Check out the plans for this (http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/technology/owl_telescope_020724.html) 100 meter. :)

'dubbed the OverWhelmingly Large Telescope (OWL)'

One of the few acronyms I like.