James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT)

James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT)

This giant dish collects submillimetre wavelengths JCMT converts extremely weak radio signalsinto new information about our Solar System, interstellar matter, and star birth in distant galaxies. The telescope's 15-metre dish is made of 276 adjustable aluminum panels held in place by a massive support structure. A giant Gore-Tex veil protects the dish from dust, wind and sunlight.

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