• Question: Why do we need an extremely large telescope like the Giant Magellan Telescope?

    Asked by anon-332924 on 14 Dec 2022.
    • Photo: Ben Dryer

      Ben Dryer answered on 14 Dec 2022:

      The larger the telescope, in general, the smaller things it can see without distortion. We can see dimmer things because the telescope can collect and focus more light.