When it comes to telescopes, bigger is better. That’s why we’re investing billions of dollars into a new generation of “extremely large telescopes”, such as the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). But is 30 meters truly extreme? Could it be possible to ever build a telescope on the scale of a planet? In a new research paper by our very own Professor David Kipping, a solution for turning the Earth into a “Terrascope” is presented. Join us on a journey though the history of telescope inventions as well David’s own personal journey to devising this new radical approach to the telescope.
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