Monday, May 21, 2007

Atacama Telescope Gains Another Supporter

The Anglo-American project to build a new infrared telescope - the Cornell Caltech Atacama Telescope - in the Atacama desert in Chile gained another supporter, with the University of Boulder in Colorado the latest to sign up, in addition to Cornell, CalTech and UK's Astronomy Technology Center.

The telescope will work in conjunction with ALMA, or Atacama Large Millimeter Array, which is expected to be the world's largest and most accurate ground-based infrared observatory when.

The infrared telescope is expected to cost $100 million and will be finished in 2013.

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