Thought of the Day: Mirrors

Mirrors don’t break, they multiply.

It is possible to make a mirror at home using everyday objects. One of the simplest ways to do this is to use aluminum foil, which can be molded to a smooth surface and then treated with a reflective coating to make a functional mirror. Another option is to use a piece of glass or plastic, such as a picture frame or a CD, and apply a reflective coating, such as spray-on mirror finish or a solution of silver nitrate. However, these homemade mirrors may not be as high quality or durable as commercial mirrors, and the reflective coating may scratch or deteriorate over time.

The largest mirror ever made is the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) mirror, which has a diameter of 10.4 meters (34 feet). It is located at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the island of La Palma, Spain, and is used for astronomical observations. The GTC mirror is made up of 36 hexagonal segments and is one of the largest single-aperture optical/near-infrared telescopes in the world, capable of capturing highly detailed images of celestial objects. When it breaks that’s a lot of multiplication!

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