The iconic Hubble Telescope and James Webb Space Telescope will be beaten by the new giant Magellanic Telescope. It is expected to be 4 times more powerful than the James Webb Telescope.
The Hubble Space Telescope has been in Earth’s orbit for many years, and the James Webb Space Telescope has taken up its position in the Sun’s orbit recently. Both of these telescopes have amazed the world with their capabilities. In fact, the new James Webb Telescope, within a month, photographed the oldest galaxy, breaking its own record a week later when it found an even older and even older galaxy. even captured the beautiful Andromeda Galaxy in extreme detail. But now, both of these telescopes are facing competition from a telescope under construction. This new telescope could make the James Webb Telescope look like binoculars and so you can imagine how badly the Hubble Telescope would stand up to it.
This extremely powerful telescope is the Giant Magellanic Telescope. And it won’t even have to fly into space! It will be a ground-based telescope at Las Campanas Peak on the southern edge of Chile’s Atacama desert. It is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2030.
According to giantmagellan.org, the Giant Magellanic Telescope is the most powerful telescope on Earth. It is designed to explore the unknown. With unmatched image quality, seven of the world’s largest mirrors will peer into the Universe to find Earth-like planets and look for signs of life and look back into cosmic time. to explore the formation of stars, the first galaxies and black holes.
However, the Giant Magellanic Telescope is not said to be a rival to the Hubble Telescope or the James Webb Space Telescope. Instead, with cameras with high contrast, excellent spectrographs and unmatched angular resolution, it is expected to work with JWST to make discoveries of the unknown. The Giant Magellanic Telescope can accommodate up to 10 scientific instruments, making it the only telescope in the world to do so.
The Giant Magellanic Telescope is the work of a group called GMTO Corporation, an international consortium of leading universities and research institutions from the United States, South Korea, Israel, Brazil and Australia.