7 Major Facts About Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)

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15 January 2024 

Ravi Shankar Kumar || ExamVatika.com

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Thirty Meter Telescope has been conceived as a 30 meter diameter primary-mirror optical and infrared telescope that will enable observations into deep space.

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Thirty Meter Telescope is proposed as a joint collaboration involving institutions in the US, Japan, China, Canada, and India.

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Thirty Meter Telescope will be the world's most advanced and capable ground-based optical, near-infrared, and mid-infrared observatory. 

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Thirty Meter Telescope will integrate the latest innovations in precision control, segmented mirror design, and adaptive optics. 

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At the heart of the Thirty Meter Telescope is the segmented mirror, made up of 492 individual segments. These segments will work as a single reflective surface of 30m diameter.

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Thirty Meter Telescope is located on Mauna Kea. Mauna Kea is an inactive volcano on the island of Hawaii in the United States.

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The Thirty Meter Telescope would become the largest visible-light telescope on Mauna Kea.