Science Focus: GMT: Exoplanet Detection

Exoplanet detection of more than a century of astronomical research and telescope-building by some of the world's leading research institutions - will open a new window on the universe for the 21st century. Scheduled for completion around 2016, the GMT will have the resolving power of a 24.5-meter (80 foot) primary mirror - far larger than any other telescope ever built.


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David Charbonneau, Dan Fabricant, Scott Kenyon, David Latham, Dimitar Sasselov, Andrew Szentgyorgyi


The GMT will discover Earth-like planets around nearby stars and detect galaxies at the edge of the observable universe.
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