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China to set up state-of-the-art telescope in Tibet

China is setting up a state-of-the-art telescope in Tibet to facilitate professional observation possible on the “roof of the world.” The KOSMA telescope, jointly developed by Chinese and German scientists, will have a trial run by the end of this year, a scientist told Xinhua on Thursday. The telescope, a 3-meter sub-millimeter-wave instrument, is part of the Yangbajain Astronomical Observatory at Yangbajain township on the suburbs of Lhasa.

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