The debate "The telescope that will be the most powerful ever should be built in Hawaii." was started by
May 27, 2015, 2:16 pm.
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I look forward to the images. I have always had an interest in space and loved looking at the pictures taken by Hubble.
they are going to replace it as soon as it breaks.
it is the best location...on earth
but the best location is in space where there is no medium for light to be distorted by otherwise Hawaii is the best for an earth built telescope.
I agree with scientists who say its best location is in Chile. Actually, it's due to Chile's geographic position that the next telescope is going to be the most powerful. If it was built in Hawaii it would be only another common telescope.
I don't have a problem with the telescope in Hawaii, but more money should go into space based telescopes. Without the atmosphere to impress it, the Hubble telescope took amazing pictures. With modern technology, we should be able to do even better now.
This is a very controversial topic and I'd like to have a good debate. So if you are not caught up, Scientists from a non profit organization want to build a telescope (30 meters in diameter.) on mauna kea. It's the highest point in Hawaii. It will be one of the most powerful telescopes ever. But the problem is that locals are protesting. It's holy land for much of of the local populace. It will be able to see around 13 billion light years away.
Officials allowed the construction to continue. in return one quarter of the 13 telescopes will be decommissioned.
Note: Protests happened before, but this is the most noticeable.