Gordon Moore's 30-meter telescope
Gordon Moore may not be strike you as a household name, but you definitely know his work: he co-founded Intel. Now 86 and worth an estimated $6.7 billion, he's donated $200 million towards building an enormous telescope with a whopping 30-meter-long mirror, capable of investigating a whole new suite of astrophysical inquiries. However, the operation has been caught up in a whole bunch of controversy because the proposed construction site is considered sacred Hawaiian land. Not too cool, Gordon Moore.
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