Originally posted by sonhouse
Twice the sensitivity of the 300 meter Arecibo scope in Puerto Rico and better resolution.
We will see what it discovers.
One of its costs was relocating more 9000 people (they were mostly poor and had no choice)
who had lived within 5 km of the project. These people were given about 1800 USD
(with some perhaps more) as 'compensation' for being deprived of their homes.
In contrast, native Hawaiians (who regard Mauna Kea as a sacred site) and environmental
activists are campaigning to have the astronomical observatories atop Mauna Kea closed.