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The New Reddit Journal of Science 'Ask Me Anything'

Dr. Robert Shelton, President and Dr. Patrick McCarthy, Director, discuss what it takes to build the world's largest telescope. 
The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will image planets around other stars (including our nearest neighbor Proxima b), probe their atmospheres for signs of biological activity, and look back to the epoch of “first light” - the period shortly after the Big Bang when the first stars, galaxies and black holes formed.  
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