The Giant Magellan Telescope Will Be the World's Largest and Most Powerful

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Jun 4, 2015
References: gmto.org & gizmag
The Giant Magellan Telescope is the largest optical telescope ever built. Being funded by $500 million from 11 international partners, this telescope is also the most powerful one ever developed.

It is constructed from several massive mirrors that will span a total of 25.4 meters and bring in six times more light than any other large telescope. The instrument will be able to resolve images as much as ten times more clearly than the Hubble telescope.

The Giant Magellan Telescope is set to usher in a whole new era in astronomy. By exploring the mysteries of dark energy and matter and identifying new planets in space, this telescope is set to play a huge part in moving mankind forward.