UK invests 88m to build world's largest telescope

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The E-ELT,A polished finish in this stainless steel necklace for men. which will be built in Chile,Find lampshades for table, floor and Lamp shade in lots of styles and materials.With laser engraving machine and cutting, can enhance your presentations and promotional items. will make huge strides toward our understanding of the Universe, the effects of dark matter and energy and planets outside of the solar system. 

Its 39 metres in diameter mirror will collect 15 times more light than any existing telescope and it will produce images 16 times sharper than the Hubble space-based telescope.

The 88 million investment will ensure UK scientists and engineers, supported by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), will be heavily involved in the construction and operation of the telescope and its instruments, set to be the most advanced of its kind. 

UK industry has already won 9 million worth of contracts, and that figure is predicted to increase as much as ten-fold before 2023 when construction is expected to be completed. 

Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts said: "This significant investment reaffirms the government's commitment to cutting edge science." 

It will ensure the UK plays a leading role in a ground-breaking international project and our world-class research base has access to the latest equipment. 

Not only will this new telescope considerably increase knowledge of the universe,Why not reduce your energy bill and use solar garden light instead? its construction will drive growth and innovation for UKWe are specializing washer extractor manufacturer. industry. This is why space is one of our eight great technologies. 

"To top it off, the advances in technology that will result from this hugely challenging project will be a real asset to the UK and have knock-on effects for other sectors and areas of research." 

In addition to significantly enhanced worldwide scientific knowledge, the E-ELT will benefit the UK in other ways. 

Technology developed for astronomy is already being applied across many sectors, including extending the life of artificial knee joints, diagnosing eye diseases, improving the performance of industrial lasers and laser fusion research. 

Professor Colin Cunningham, from STFC's UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UK ATC) who is leader of the UK E-ELT Project Office said: "UK teams of scientists and engineers have built strong positions over the last few years to enable them to make major contributions to the instruments, telescope engineering and optical systems. 

"We expect to lead one of the ‘first light' instruments and look forward to UK industry making competitive bids for contracts to supply optical devices, detectors, software and engineering services for this challenging project. 

"This will culminate in UK astronomers having the opportunity to make breakthrough discoveries in exoplanet research and in understanding the origins and evolution of galaxies." 

The UK has already played a major part in the E-ELT project, leading the development of the science case, developing instrument designs, optical technologies and telescope systems, and developing manufacturing processes.

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