Artist's rendering of the Giant Magellan Telescope. For more images, visit http://www.gmto.org/gallery-stills.html. (Credit: Giant Magellan Telescope - GMTO Corporation.)

Giant Magellan Telescope Poised to Enter Construction Stage

STORY COURTESY OF THE GIANT MAGELLAN TELESCOPE CONSORTIUM

Feb 19, 2014
"We were criticized in the early stages by some who said our design was risky or even impossible. Well, the mirrors work, and we can start using the telescope early because of our design. Our telescope concept has paid off."
Nicholas B. Suntzeff, distinguished professor of physics and astronomy