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Indian Astronomers Ask Government for $140 Million to Join TMT Project in Hawaii


Looks like the Thirty Meter Telescope may be getting a partner with some funding behind it.

Indian astronomers have asked the Union government for $140 million (Rs 750 crore) to join an international plan to build the world’s most advanced telescope on the top of a volcanic mountain in Hawaii.

India hopes to contribute 10 per cent of the $1.4 billion for the thirty-metre-telescope (TMT) planned by an academic consortium from the US, China, Japan, Canada and India, members of the consortium said today.

More here: Indian team eyes slice of Hawaii Telescope

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