Talk about the soul of the machine. There is something amazingly human about the appearance of this telescope. It reminds me of the eyes of Dr. Eckelberg on the billboard in "The Great Gatsby."
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The Large Binocular Telescope Observatory near the town of Safford, Ariz., is part of the international building boom of super-sized telescopes. It is driven by new technologies using lasers and computers to eliminate distortion in the Earth's atmosphere.