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Colossal telescope given go-ahead

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf


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Posted 11 June 2012 - 06:45 PM

European Extremely Large Telescope given go-ahead

www.bbc.co.uk said:

Construction of world's biggest optical telescope has been approved.

The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) will have a primary mirror some 40m in diameter, and will be built on top of a mountain in Chile.

Member states of the European Southern Observatory (Eso) organisation declared their support for the project on Monday at a meeting in Garching, Germany.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:53 PM

View PostWaspie_Dwarf, on 11 June 2012 - 06:45 PM, said:

European Extremely Large Telescope given go-ahead

quote;One of the first tasks will be to remove the top of the mountain to make a flat base for the telescope and its housing, which will be the size of a football stadium.

Awesome! Wonder how long after 2022 that they'll release some images to the public?

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