20 tons of Ohara E6 borosilicate glass being loaded onto the mold of one of the GMT’s mirrors.
Ray Bertram, Steward Observatory
The laws of physics dictate that to pick out ever fainter objects from space and see them more sharply, we're going to need a bigger telescope. And that means we need massive mirrors.
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