World's largest space telescope now under construction in Utah

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20 Responses to “World's largest space telescope now under construction in Utah”

  1. Cicada Mania says:

    Space coffin.

  2. vonbobo says:

    That’s a satellite?

    Tube satellites are so 20th century.

  3. edgore says:

    Will it be able to see Kolob?

  4. Todd Romer says:

    It’s good to see that Walter White and Jesse are back to cooking.

  5. DreamboatSkanky says:

    I see what you did way out there.

  6. nixiebunny says:

    It’s quite an ambitious project. The idea is to build this huge Rube Goldberg contraption for many billions of dollars, then send it to a Lagrange point far away from Earth so that it will be inaccessible by repair crews, then tell it to unfurl itself and start working, with no human intervention.

    A tall order.

    • monstrinho says:

      Scientists recently dropped a package on parachutes that disengaged to drop it again so that it could be supported on hovering rocket boosters that lowered a big robot on wires to the surface of the planet mars. This seems trivial by comparison.

  7. Casual_Economy says:

    Why are these technicians wearing hair nets on their heads if they’re just going to let their huge beards hang out?

    • eldritch says:

      The guy on the left of the image with the beard also has it netted.

    • Cowicide says:

      Their beards are covered…  I looked at the high resolution picture after I read your comment.  See screenshot below.

      From what I understand, they were also forced to get brazilians as well.

  8. Brian says:

    I thought the James Webb telescope was billions of dollars over budget and years late in development, In fact I thought it had been cancelled.

  9. Well, we get things right sometimes out here!

  10. So are these telescopes pointed up, or down?

  11. timquinn says:

    Headline could be “Awesome Tech Being Assembled in a Clean Room” and we would have flocked to see it.

  12. Is anyone else seeing a Star Destroyer with a dish thrown on top in that mock-up pic?

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