Future SpaceThe Thirty Meter Telescope is designed to be one of the most powerful ground-based telescopes ever built. NASA’s new telescope will be able to take more detailed photos of distant objects, including planets that may harbor signs of life, as well as investigate the nature of mysterious substances and forces that dominate the cosmos. Many astronomers say it is required to answer some of today’s most pressing cosmological concerns. For example, how did galaxies form in the early days of the universe? Is it possible that we are the only ones in the universe?