Final Mirror of the Giant Magellan Telescope Takes Shape

In September 2023, staff at the University of Arizona's Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab expertly positioned almost 20 tons of Ohara E6 low expansion glass into a casting mold, paving the way for the creation of the Giant Magellan Telescope's seventh primary mirror segment. Photo by Damien Jemison, courtesy of Giant Magellan Telescope—GMTO Corporation.

In an extraordinary step forward for astronomy, the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) initiates the fabrication of its seventh and final…

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