Giant Magellan Telescope

Giant Magellan Telescope which costs about $1 billion

The Giant Magellan Telescope Organization is going to build giant Telescope ever with a mirror. It will be completed in 2025. When it is completed, it will be the largest telescope in the world. It will comprise of seven 8.4m diameter the main segments. The Giant Magellan Telescope will be 10 times more powerful than Hubble Space Telescope.  This can allow astronomers to study the space deeper. The main and the important fact is that each mirror costs $20 million US dollars (The main project is about 1 Billion dollars); workers build each mirror more than 2 years. The process of working is done very thorough and planned. In order that the workers arrange the mirror with 20 nanometers of perfection, the process takes approximately 18 months. Four mirror has already completed, and they must be moved to the Chilean Andes. GMTO says it is on course for the four-mirror installation and “First Light” in 2023, when the telescope will be turned to the night skies for the first time. When we compare The Giant Magellan Telescope with others, we can say that each design is much larger than previous telescopes. Other planned extremely large telescope include the Extremely Large Telescope and the Thirty Meter Telescope.

Source: spectrum.ieee.org