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Giz Explains: How The Enormous Mirrors On The World’s Largest Telescope Are Made

Giz Explains: How The Enormous Mirrors On The World’s Largest Telescope Are Made

The Giant Magellan Telescope is easily the most ambitious terrestrial astronomy program humanity’s ever devised. It has — quite literally — been built from the ground up by leveraging a brilliant, unique off-axis design and bleeding-edge fabrication techniques. And nowhere is that more apparent than in the telescope’s enormous mirror…