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Gallery: The Giant Magellan Telescope Envisioned in Chile

Giant Magellan Telescope Groundbreaking Ceremony

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Flags at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Giant Magellan Telescope in Chile on Nov. 11, 2015.

Giant Magellan Telescope Groundbreaking Ceremony

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The Atacama desert awaits the future Giant Magellan Telescope groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 11, 2015.

Giant Magellan Telescope Groundbreaking Ceremony

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View from the groundbreaking ceremony for the Giant Magellan Telescope high in the Atacama Desert on Nov. 11, 2015.

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