Large Binocular Telescope Photo Gallery

The farthest-seeing telescope ever built

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The Mount Graham International Observatory Large Binocular Telescope is the world's highest-resolution optical telescope, with 10 times the light-collecting power of Hubble.

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The key to its power: its twin 27.6-foot, honeycomb-shaped mirrors.

Large Binocular Telescope Image 3

The two mirrors are made of a compound called borosilicate, which collects more light in less space than previous mirror material.

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The Large Binocular Telescope should be the first device capable of seeing planets orbiting distant stars.