Behind the looking glass of the world’s biggest telescope

Oct. 15, 2019

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Behind the looking glass of the world’s biggest telescope
Scientists at Richard Carris Mirror Lab arranging disks that are 27.6 feet across. Spencer Lowell

Astronomers who peer through the Giant Magellan Telescope might one day photograph exoplanets, or look back through time to see our universe in its youth. Gazing farther into space than ever before requires building the largest reflector yet, one far too big to send into orbit.

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