Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT)
The Large Millimeter Telescope is a joint project of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica, y Electrónica (INAOE) in Mexico. Built at a cost of $120 million, it stands at an altitude of 4,580m (15,026ft), on the summit of Sierra Negra, Mexico's fifth highest peak – an extinct volcano in the state of Puebla. The LMT was inaugerated by Mexican President Vicente Fox in November 2006 and was scheduled to begin scientific operations in 2008.
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