An Animation of the Giant Magellan Telescope

An animation of the next class of super giant earth-based telescopes that promises to revolutionize our view and understanding of the universe.

The Giant Magellan Telescope will be one of the next class of super-giant earth-based telescopes that promise to revolutionize our view and understanding of the universe. The telescope, the subject of our May-June 2013 cover story, “Seeing Stars,” may be operational as soon as 2019 and will be located in Chile. View an animation of how the telescope will work:

 

 

 

*Animation courtesy of Giant Magellan Telescope - GMTO Corporation.

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