The Giant Magellan Telescope will contain a 25.4-meter (82 feet) primary mirror comprising seven separate 8.4-meter (27 feet) diameter segments, all shown here in an artistic rendering. The GMT dome will stand 22 stories high. (Credit: Giant Magellan Telescope – GMTO Corporation)

University Of Chicago Helping Build “Epic” Telescope In Chile

The University of Chicago has agreed to kick in $50 million toward a $1 billion project to build a massive telescope in Chile, which one scientist has said will be like putting eyeglasses on the Hubble Telescope.


Carjacking Suspect May Have Fled To Chile

Authorities now believe a nuclear plant operator has fled the country after committing an unlikely carjacking.