After some nerve-wracking months, many a Canadian astronomer’s dream is one step closer to reality. The Federal government has finally come through with $243.5 million in funding to ensure that our nation remains a partner in the building of the largest telescope the world has ever seen.
The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), truly promises to be a cosmic discovery machine. It represents an ambitious $1.4 billion project to build an optical instrument that is three times larger than the biggest observatory in existence today. It will have views that will be 10 to 100 times better than anything we have now—even outdoing the venerable Hubble Space Telescope. And this incredible power will allow us to literally peer into the most distant corners of the Universe and explore alien worlds like never before. The goal is to be able to shed light on some of the most fundamental workings of the cosmos
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