Future site of the Giant Magellan Telescope in Chile

Workers prepare the site for the future Giant Magellan Telescope in Chile. The project is a major feat of civil engineering, requiring the construction team to level the top of the mountain, Las Campanas; dig deep trenches for the piers that will support the telescope, and help protect the telescope from possible earthquakes. When completed, GMT will be the world’s largest telescope. [Copyright GMT Collaboration]

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