The beautifully designed and somewhat alien looking TMT Hawaii Optical Telescope is nearing completion.
If engineering brilliance gets you off, this 30-meter, wide-field, 492 segment, ultra-wide aperture telescope is no exception. If you thought the Hubble Space Telescope was unbeatable, let us just tell you now that the TMT Hawaii has a spatial resolution 12 times sharper than what could ever be achieved by Hubble.
Set for completion in 2020, this telescope will see back into the dark ages and be able to scan the heavens for the faintest of stars.
Images courtesy TMT observatory corporation