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The world's largest telescope

Posted on Tuesday, 24 January, 2006 | Comment icon 5 comments


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"European funding has now been agreed to start designing the world's largest telescope."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by blackbeginnings on 26 January, 2006, 12:09
i wonder if a telescope of dis size would increase our chances of making contact with extra terrestrial life?
Comment icon #2 Posted by whoa182 on 26 January, 2006, 18:04
Such a telescope would be so sensitive that it could detect TV Broadcasts coming from the nearest stars Wow that is reall good!
Comment icon #3 Posted by AztecInca on 27 January, 2006, 7:01
The new telescope will test Einstein's General Theory of Relativity to the limit - and perhaps prove it wrong. It is certain to add to the long list of fundamental discoveries already made by radio astronomers including quasars, pulsars and the radiation left over from the Big Bang. I`m quite excited about that. Testing his theory and even attempting to prove his theory wrong may be controversial to some but in the name of science it must occur. Plus all the other discoveries they will make will certainly be well worth the time, effort and money.
Comment icon #4 Posted by blizno on 9 February, 2006, 19:13
I`m quite excited about that. Testing his theory and even attempting to prove his theory wrong may be controversial to some but in the name of science it must occur. Plus all the other discoveries they will make will certainly be well worth the time, effort and money. I've never heard anyone suggest that testing Einstein's theories was the least bit controversal. Maybe some say it's not worth the money, time or effort, but nobody worships Al so much that they wouldn't love to see past his ideas to something deeper. We still don't know what gravity is. "Bending of space-time" doesn't quite cove... [More]
Comment icon #5 Posted by Rykster on 9 February, 2006, 19:29
I can't wait until that puppy is up and running! It will also enhance the newest methods for detecting "earth mass" planets. I wonder how many dishes it will use?


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