The E-ELT at sunset (artist’s impression)

Artist's impression of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) in its enclosure on Cerro Armazones, a 3046-metre mountaintop in Chile's Atacama Desert. The 40-metre-class E-ELT will be the largest optical/infrared telescope in the world — the world's biggest eye on the sky. Operations are planned to start early in the next decade, and the E-ELT will tackle some of the biggest scientific challenges of our time.

The design for the E-ELT shown here was published in 2011 and is preliminary.

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ESO/L. Calçada

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Id:eso1150a
Type:Kunstværk
Udgivelsesdato:9. december 2011 14:00
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Navn:Extremely Large Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Kategori:ELT
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