Thursday, January 12, 2006

Italy Building Lunar Telescope? Authentic NASA Toys and Replicas
(Hat Tip: Out of the Cradle)

Perhaps Italy will cement themselves in solar history after all.

(ANSA) Italy plans to build a large telescope on the moon that will expand knowledge of the moon, Earth and the universe.

The telescope will be built by robots and positioned in a lunar crater to give a new perspective on the Earth, said the head of the Italian Space Agency (ASI), Sergio Vetrella.

Unlike Earth telescopes which have to cope with atmospheric influences and city lights, this telescope will be able to get a clear view of the universal sky. The project will cost about 150 million Euros and 15 years to construct.

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