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U.S.-Mexican Telescope Gains Firmer Footing

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Science  09 Feb 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5506, pp. 974-975
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5506.974

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AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS-- After a shaky start, the Large Millimeter Telescope is taking shape in the mountains of central Mexico. It's Mexico's biggest splash in global research--and firmest link to U.S. science. Operating at wavelengths as short as 1 millimeter, the $80 million telescope is designed to generate important new data on the nature of early galaxy formation and many other objects in the universe.

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