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Giant Magellan Telescope

Brazil's $40 million boosts UA's giant telescope

Brazil's $40 million boosts UA's giant telescope

Effort ensures production of mirrors here for the Giant Magellan Telescope.

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Third giant mirror cast for Giant Magellan Telescope

Third giant mirror cast for Giant Magellan Telescope

On Friday, the Steward Observatory Mirror Lab unveiled the third giant petal for a telescope that, if built today, would be the world's largest.

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The University of Arizona Mirror Lab is a one-of-a-kind assembly line

The University of Arizona Mirror Lab is a one-of-a-kind assembly line

It took seven years and $27 million to create the first of seven mirrors for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), but now UA astronomers and optical scientists are gearing up to crank them out much more quickly and cheaply.

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