Letters: Telescopes allow us to explore our home

//Letters: Telescopes allow us to explore our home

Often lost in the discussion about whether the Thirty Meter Telescope should be constructed on Mauna Kea is the magnitude of the benefits to humankind that telescopes have given us.

If we imagine what it was like for the average person to learn the world was round, after our ancestors believed for hundreds of thousands of years that it was flat, we can get a sense of what telescopes have revealed about the nature of our home.

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