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GMT’s First Giant Mirror Segment Starts Journey South

The first of seven 27-foot mirrors that together assemble into the world’s largest telescope, the Giant Magellan Telescope, has left the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab at the University of Arizona, making space for the production of the remaining mirror segments. At 2:00 a.m. on Sept. 20 the hangar-like doors of the Mirror Lab, located MORE...