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Submission + - Mountaintop Blasting to Mine the Sky with the Giant Magellan Telescope (scienceworldreport.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Astronomers have begun to blast 3 million cubic feet of rock from a mountaintop in the Chilean Andes to make room for what will be the world's largest telescope when completed near the end of the decade. The telescope will be located at the Carnegie Institution's Las Campanas Observatory-one of the world's premier astronomical sites, known for its pristine conditions and clear, dark skies. Over the next few months, more than 70 controlled blasts will break up the rock while leaving a solid bedrock foundation for the telescope and its precision scientific instruments.
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Mountaintop Blasting to Mine the Sky with the Giant Magellan Telescope

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