The Thirty Meter Telescope
Above is a view of the Keck Observatory atop Hawaii’s Mauna Kea volcano. The University of California along with several other institutions use the telescope to make discoveries of exoplanets orbiting around other stars to figuring out the size and age of our universe. Recently a permit for a $1.3 billion Thirty Meter Telescope was approved by the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources.
The telescope, a project that UC will play a part in funding, will be built near Keck on the summit of the volcano Mauna Kea. Researchers believe the telescope will produce images three times sharper than those produced by optical telescopes today.
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