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

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