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'Megascope' Gets the Green Light

'Megascope' Gets the Green Light

After two years of wrangling over its $1.3 billion dollar cost, construction on the world's largest telescope has been allowed to commence. Conceived by the European Southern Observatory organization, a coalition of 15 nations working together to study astronomy, the monstrous telescope will be built in Chile's Atacama Desert. Known simply as the European Extremely Large Telescope, the E-ELT is expected to be fully operational in 2024 and will boast the ability to capture images 15 times sharper than the vaunted Hubble Telescope. More on the story at Space.com.

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