How does the light-collecting area of an 8-meter telescope compare to that of a 2-meter telescope?

A) The 8-meter telescope has 16 times the light-collecting area of the 2-meter telescope.

B) The 8-meter telescope has 4 times the light-collecting area of the 2-meter telescope.

C) The 8-meter telescope has 8 times the light-collecting area of the 2-meter telescope.

D) The answer cannot be determined from the information given in the question.