Sauron's Eye Finally Being Installed in Hawaii

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The Thirty-Meter Telescope will finally end in Hawaii, not Chile. When it's finished in 2018, it will be nine times larger than any telescope today.

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The 30-meter (98.4-foot) mirror will be composed of 492 segments and, according to the experts, it is destined to dwarf Hubble in many regards. When it's finalized nine years from now, it will be the largest telescope in the world. At least until the 42-meter European Extremely Large Telescope comes online.

Oh, those astronomers and their toys. [TMT via Wired]

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kaisermachead
kaisermachead

So how much torture or enchanted jewlery does it take to finally get funding approved for the construction of an infernal observatory in Mordor? Me personally, I'd be sold for Mithril pajamas.

On a serious note, I've always wanted to sit under one of these bad boys and stare at the sky for a while. Stellarium just isn't enough I tells ya.