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    Parfait

    What are the chances of getting such a telescope in our lifetimes? 100 meter scope for $150,000,000 sounds like something that could be crowdfunded.
    http://the-colossus.com/resources/kuhn_parfait.pdf

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    depends if you can get the politicians to fork over the cash.
    Just a quick thought I had a better solution would billions of nanomirrors that you could control, they would be light and could take any shape you needed.
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    That's why I suggested crowdfunding.
    Surely out of a world population of over seven billion you can find fifteen million people willing to donate an average of ten bucks a piece for a hundred meter scope, even if all the politicians are know-nothings who won't devote 0.004% of the budget to make America first in telescopes.
    Or one of the Earth's 1,810 billionaires to donate the money to have the scope named after him/her.
    Last edited by Tom Mazanec; 2017-Jul-04 at 12:00 AM. Reason: Additions

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    Once and a while you do get a wealthy donor but most who have that kind of wealth are trying to make more or to keep it. Politicians at the moment have to balance a lot of needs so saying there are know nothings is a bit extreme.

    It would be an interesting design, but to get the full benefit of a scope of that size you kind of need it to be a full surface to gather every photon possible.
    ...I'm still free, you can't take the sky from me.
    You cannot run away from the truth, the world is not big enough. DI Jack Frost
    Don't Panic THGTTG
    Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Einstein
    http://davidsuniverse.wordpress.com/

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