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Release No.: 2018-16
For Release: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 11:00am

Excavation Begins on Giant Magellan Telescope Site in Chile

Beginning of excavations. A hydraulic drill being used to create excavation boundaries: more than 4,000 cubic meters of rock will be removed in preparation of the pouring of the concrete foundations for the Giant Magellan Telescope and its support buildings.

Credit: Giant Magellan Telescope - GMTO Corporation

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