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    Since the chart mentions Arecibo, which at 305m diameter (fixed in the ground) is the largest singular radio telescope: China is building a 500m competitor. Supposed to be finished next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greyviper View Post
    This is pretty amazing. This one should give detailed images of the sky from the ground. Although its gonna be hampered by visibility due to the atmosphere of course.
    with artificial guide stars and adaptive optics, that can "fix" a lot of the problems with the atmosphere. Also being at 13,250 ft elevation, it's above 40% of the atmosphere as well.

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