Giant Magellan Telescope

Just a Few Pixels Would let Astronomers Map Surface Features on an Exoplanet Like Oceans and Deserts

Direct images of exoplanets are rare and lack detail. Future observatories might change that, but for now, exoplanet images don't…

10 months ago

Next Generation Telescopes Could Search for Intelligent Civilizations Directly

We're still in the early days of searching for life elsewhere. The Perseverance rover is on its way to a…

11 months ago

The Decadal Survey is out! What new Missions and Telescopes are in the Works?

It’s that time again.  Once every ten years, the American astronomy community joins forces through the auspices of the National…

1 year ago

The Giant Magellan Telescope’s 6th Mirror has Just Been Cast. One More to Go

Work has begun on the sixth and seventh mirror segments for the Giant Magellan Telescope, which will begin studying the…

2 years ago

How the Next Generation of Ground-Based Super-Telescopes will Directly Observe Exoplanets

According to a new study by an international team of scientists, astronomers will be able to directly observe exoplanets using…

4 years ago

They Just Began Casting the Giant Magellan Telescope’s 5th Mirror. What a Monster Job.

The 5th of the Giant Magellan Telescope's 7 gigantic mirrors is being cast at the Caris Mirror Laboratory, as the…

5 years ago

Rise of the Super Telescopes: Why We Build Them

The Super Telescopes are set to advance our understanding of the Universe, and it can all be traced back to…

6 years ago

Rise of the Super Telescopes: The Giant Magellan Telescope

The Giant Magellan Telescope is being built in Chile by a consortium of nations. It should see first light in…

6 years ago