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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - W.M. Keck Observatory
The W. M. Keck Observatory is a two-telescope astronomical observatory at an elevation of in diameter, making them the second largest optical telescopes in the world, slightly behind the Gran Telescopio Canarias, however the Gran Canary telescope does not have the capability to use all of its 10.4 meters, thus making the Keck telescopes the largest observable telescope in the world. The telescopes can operate together to form a single astronomical interferometer. - Source: Wikipedia
The University of Texas' McDonald Observatory in West Texas is getting a new director.
Filtering the sun's light to a minuscule fraction of its true power allowed sky-gazers around the world to watch a silhouetted Venus travel across Earth's closest star, an extremely rare spectacle that served as a reminder of how tiny our planet really is.