Scientific Instruments are the Superpowers of the Giant Magellan Telescope.
The instruments allow astronomers to unlock the secrets of the universe by dissecting light into spectra and providing detailed chemical analyses of celestial objects and their origins. The Giant Magellan Telescope can accommodate up to ten instruments, more than any other telescope. Each one has a unique ability to explore the unknown: from analyzing a distant planet’s atmosphere in search of life to looking back in time to when the universe first formed. The discoveries they make could rewrite history as we know it.
Explore the Instruments
Large Earth FinderAstronomers have discovered thousands of planets orbiting other stars. Their sheer number and amazing diversity—from lava-worlds to super-Jupiters—give us a new perspective on our place in the universe. 10 min read Descubra mais
Multi-Object SpectrographThe physics of star formation is central to understanding the formation and life cycle of galaxies, stars, and planets. 10 min read Descubra mais
Integral-Field SpectrographFor most of the life of a star, nuclear fusion deep in the star’s core generates pressure and releases energy. Descubra mais