Science: Site for Giant

For months California Institute of Technology has wondered where to put the 200-inch telescope for which a 20-ton mirror was poured last spring (TIME, April 2) and for which another mirror will be cast this autumn or winter. Last week Caltech announced that the colossus would be housed on Palomar Mountain, 80 mi. northeast of San Diego, which is neither too close to the sea (fog and clouds) nor to the desert (heat radiation).


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