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Scopes Out?

Ground telescopes could be worthless by 2050.

"Ground-based astronomy could be impossible in 40 years because of pollution from aircraft exhaust trails and climate change, an expert says."

"You either give up your cheap trips to Majorca, or you give up astronomy. You can't do both." Gerry Gilmore, University of Cambridge

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mysticknyght
Mar. 6th, 2006 06:25 pm (UTC)
it's always hard to tell with things like this just how much of the analysis is over-reaction, though...
silverdee
Mar. 6th, 2006 07:16 pm (UTC)
Quite true. I had no idea, though, that vapor trails could impact telescope usage so that caught my attention.
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