Friday, 02 January 2009
Large Binocular Telescope: The farthest-seeing telescope ever built
With 10 times the light-collecting power of Hubble, the world’s highest-resolution optical telescope exposed its twin 27.6-foot mirrors for the first time last January. Those mirrors, made of a compound called borosilicate that collects more light in less space than previous materials, should allow the scope to see planets orbiting distant stars.
Source : Popular Science