The Vatican owns a telescope in what U.S. state?

The Vatican owns a telescope in what U.S. state?



New Mexico


You might find it surprising that Vatican City would own a telescope in the state of Arizona. Even stranger? It’s located next door to the devil. Because of light pollution in Rome and its surrounding countryside, the Vatican searched for a dark corner of Arizona for the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope — located atop Mount Graham in Safford and operated in partnership with the University of Arizona. It’s part of the Vatican Observatory, which is one of the world’s oldest astronomical research institutions.

Adjacent to the Vatican’s telescope is the Lucifer telescope, which isn’t actually named for the devil. Rather, it stands for “Large Binocular Telescope Near-infrared Utility with Camera and Integral Field Unit for Extragalactic Research.”

Answer: The correct answer is Rhubarb

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