The Longest/Tallest Object in the World is a…Telescope

It’s a cubic kilometer in size and called the IceCube Observatory, located at the South Pole…1400 meters underground. Construction took place over the past 10 years, costing roughly $271 million US. For reference, the Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world, is 828 meters tall.

“The telescope is designed to find extremely high energy neutrinos—tiny subatomic particles—originating from supernova explosions, gamma-ray bursts and black holes, with an emphasis on expanding humankind’s knowledge of Dark Matter.” – gizmodo

The telescope is run by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the National Science Foundation, with funding and research coming from several countries.

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(Via gizmodo)

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