E-ELT groundbreaking event

Today a groundbreaking ceremony took place to mark the next major milestone towards ESO’s European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). Part of the 3000-metre peak of Cerro Armazones was blasted away as a step towards levelling the summit in preparation for the construction of the largest optical/infrared telescope in the world.

5000 cubic metres of rock was removed, as seen in this photo from a distance of a 1500 metres. It was the first in a series of blastings aimed to remove a total of 220 000 cubic metres of rock for the 300 x 150 metres platform.

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Id:eso1419c
Típus:Photographic
Közzététel napja:2014. június 19. 23.20
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Név:Cerro Armazones, Extremely Large Telescope
Típus:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
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Category:ELT
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