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World’s Largest Optical Telescope’s Construction Begins at Chile

The world’s largest optical telescope, the European Extremely Large Telescope (EELT), is being built in Chile which is emerging as the future capital of space monitoring infrastructure. The E-ELT will be the largest optical/near-infrared telescope in the world and will gather 13 times more light than the largest optical telescopes existing today. The E-ELT will be able to correct for ...

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Hidden Massive Ocean Found Beneath Tarim Basin, Largest Chinese Desert

Scientists have found that beneath deserts are massive hidden oceans, which could provide hope for fast eroding water resources on the surface. A team of geologists headed by Chinese professor Li Yan from the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography in Urumqi, the Xinjiang capital, discovered oceans of water beneath the Tarim basin in northwestern Xinjiang, ...

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Mars Ocean Once Had More Water Than Arctic

An ancient ice-age primitive ocean on Mars with more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean but scientists are surprised where the water had gone now, according to NASA. If they find an answer, then future Mars mission will be feasible with essential survival kits. “Our study provides a solid estimate of how much water Mars once had, by determining how much ...

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