Bill Gates to potentially save world with $10m donation to new telescope

Large_Synoptic_Survey_Telescope.jpgEveryone’s favourite billionaire is slightly poorer today (or next Wednesday, when the cheque clears), thanks to donating $10m to help build a massive new space-observing telescope.

The $400m telescope, being built in Chile, presumably because of all the cheap labour (or clear mountain skies to look through), will monitor the entire sky once every three days…