Large Binocular Telescope, which will become one of the world's most powerful telescopes.
Large Binocular Telescope 8.4 Metre Mirror Installed.
The first of two 8.4 metre mirrors has been installed into the Large Binocular Telescope, which will become one of the world's most powerful telescopes. The 16 tonne mirror made the 240 km journey from Tucson, Arizona to the top of Mount Graham. Technicians are now testing the mirror support system hardware and software. Once the second mirror is installed, the combined light-gathering power will make the LBT the equivalent of an 11.8 metre telescope - it should be able to produce images 10 times sharper than the Hubble Space Telescope.
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