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Title: The Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory facilitating transformative astrophysical science
Authors: Skidmore, W
Anupama, G. C
Srianand, R
Keywords: Astrophysical science;Black holes;Dark matter;Galaxies;Large telescopes
Issue Date: 25-Aug-2017
Publisher: Current Science Association
Citation: Current Science, Vol. 113, No. 4, pp. 639 - 648
Abstract: The next major advancement in astronomy and cosmology will be driven by deep observations using very sensitive telescopes with high spatial and spectral resolution capabilities. An international consortium of astronomers, including Indian astronomers are building the Thirty Meter Telescope to achieve breakthroughs in different areas of astronomy starting from studies of the solar system to that of the early universe. This article provides a brief overview of the telescope, science objectives and details of the first light instruments.
Description: Open Access
ISSN: 0011-3891
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