Artist's rendering of the Giant Magellan Telescope reflecting the Chilean sunset. For more 2015 images, visit https://www.gmto.org/gallery/. (Credit: Giant Magellan Telescope - GMTO Corporation.)

Giant Magellan Telescope Breaks Ground in Chile

Story Courtesy of the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization

Nov 11, 2015
"A project like the GMT takes a long time from the initial concepts to final use as a scientific instrument. Milestones like this one are terrific opportunities to pause and reflect on the great progress of the telescope, the many problems that have been solved and the exciting science ahead."
Darren L. DePoy, Texas A&M astronomer