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One step closer to becoming the largest structure ever built is the Giant Magellan Telescope.
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One step closer to becoming the largest structure ever built is the Giant Magellan Telescope.

Today, the Giant Magellan Telescope, the most powerful telescope ever built with the largest mirrors ever used, revealed that a global partnership had pledged $205 million to speed up the last stages of construction. This investment represents one of the largest funding rounds for the telescope since its inception, with sizeable contributions from organizations like the Carnegie Institution for Science, Harvard University, the So Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), The University of Texas at Austin, the University of Arizona, and the University of Chicago. The funds will be used to build a 12-story, massive telescope structure at Ingersoll Machine Tools in Illinois, upgrade the telescope's seven primary mirrors at the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab at the University of Arizona, and build ...