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Japan suspends its funding for TMT

  • COURTESY NATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY OF JAPAN
                                Japan is suspending its funding of the Thirty Meter Telescope because of construction delays. A rendering shows the TMT against a backdrop of other telescopes on Mauna Kea.

    COURTESY NATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY OF JAPAN

    Japan is suspending its funding of the Thirty Meter Telescope because of construction delays. A rendering shows the TMT against a backdrop of other telescopes on Mauna Kea.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / JAN. 5
                                Supporters of the Thirty Meter Telescope hold signs and flags outside of the Hawai‘i Convention Center. The group greeted participants attending the 235th meeting of the American Astronomical Society, which was held at the convention center in January.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / JAN. 5

    Supporters of the Thirty Meter Telescope hold signs and flags outside of the Hawai‘i Convention Center. The group greeted participants attending the 235th meeting of the American Astronomical Society, which was held at the convention center in January.

A leading opponent of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Wednesday welcomed a decision by the Japanese TMT partner to suspend funding for a year. Read more

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