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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 ...
A new telescope will search for neutron stars crashing into one another.
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A new telescope will search for neutron stars crashing into one another.

According to the BBC, a brand new telescope has recently been built, and one of its challenging responsibilities will be to detect neutron stars in the process of crashing into one another. The observatory is known as the Gravitational Wave Optical Transient Observer (GOTO), and it may be found on the island of La Palma, which is located off the coast of Spain. Utilizing extremely accurate detections to their full potential According to Professor Danny Steeghs of Warwick University, who spoke to the BBC on the topic, "When a really good detection comes along, it's all hands on deck to make the most of it." "It is critical that you move quickly. We are looking for something that won't stick around for very long because there isn't much time left before they disappear." The innovat...