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Austin Daily Texan (Newspaper) - June 8, 2015, Austin, TexasName Ppd Width 29p6 depth 10 in color Black Ppd and number Daulton Venglar daily texan staff gov. Greg Abbott Speaks to the crowd after he signed into Law his University re search initiative on june 4 at the aces building. The initiative seeks to gift Texas colleges and universities with Over $8 Bil lion in Bonds and funding. News monday june 8, 2015 5 scientists Are hoping to learn More about the possibility of life on other planets the origin of stars and the in Ner Workings of the universe by building the most Power Ful Telescope in the world. It and 10 other founder organizations will partner with the giant Magellan Tele scope organization to Lead the charge in gaining a better understanding of the uni verse. According to pm toys website the Telescope will employ a system of seven 12.5 ton mirrors to capture images up to 10 times sharper than that of the Hubble Tele Scopes. The giant Magellan Telescope will have the ability to reveal objects never before seen in space. Get will be the first in a new class of extremely Large telescopes capable of exploring the Cosmos with unprecedented clarity and sensitivity said Patrick Mccarthy director of the Gumto. The get will peer Back in time to shortly after the big bang when the first stars galaxies and Black holes formed. On june 3, the Gumto announced that its 11 part Ner organizations have All approved construction for the Telescope securing $500 million in funds and the projects future. The other partners in this project include International universities and scientific institutions such As the Korea astronomy and space science Institute the australian National University and the so Paulo research foundation As Well As american institutions such As Carnegie institution for science and the University of Arizona. This puts it at the fore front of the next generation of technology said Rebecca Johnson publications editor for the Mcdonald Observatory. We will have time on this Telescope based on our buy into it. Well be Able to be involved in making some of the first great discoveries with it. Scientists from All Over the world have already begun building different instruments for get. At it astronomy professor Daniel Jaffe is Lead ing the development of the get near infrared spectrograph an instrument that will study Young stars and the Star formation process. The Telescope is being assembled at the observation site at Las Campanas Observatory in Northern Chile. It is planned to begin working in 2021 and become fully operational in 2024. Las Campanas Observatory yes placement in Chiles Remote Atacama desert will provide Ideal viewing conditions for the Telescope As the desert is located at a High Altitude of 8,000 feet with almost no vegetation or rain. The Tele scope will be held in an enclosure 20 stories tall. It takes a Large Community of scientists and engineers to build a Telescope As Large As the get Mccarthy said in an email. We Are excited to be Able to attract founders from All Over the world. University it joins partnership to build worlds most powerful Telescope illustration by Lindsay Rojas daily texan staff by Selah Maya Zigh Elboim Sela Maya

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