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First “Extremely Large Telescope” seeking to unlock the universe’s mysteries
First “Extremely Large Telescope” seeking to unlock the universe’s mysteries

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On February 22 at 1 p.m. EST, NASA will hold a news conference to present new findings on exoplanets.

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A look at the telescopes of the future, including the #GMTelescope.

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At the recent meeting of the Chilean Astronomical Society (SOCHIAS), the community issued a motion regarding the importance of preserving Chile’s dark skies for their cultural, social and environmental value. Read the full Spanish-language resolution: http://sochias.cl/actividades/contaminacion-luminica/334-resolucion-sochias-sobre-cielos-oscuros

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A recent image showing geotechnical testing on the #GMT summit. As part of the process, GEOConsultores is collecting geotechnical boring samples at several new locations around the GMT summit mesa. These samples will be used to characterize the rock conditions and guide the final design of the observatory foundations. Similar boring tests were completed several years ago, but for different locations on the summit.
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A celestial-inspired playlist to share with your loved ones today, curated by the #GMTelescope: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZXclT9bfO3_HwDmlCZy9luJQG78ClSe9

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Celebrate this Valentine's Day under the stars, and check out some of the best ways to stargaze!
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A penumbral lunar eclipse is near! Find out how to observe.

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Fascinating new study co-authored by Harvard-Smithsonian CfA astronomer finds a massive black hole that devoured a star over a 10 year period.

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Recent site photos showing guardrails being installed on the #GMT road.
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2/6/17
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