Giant telescope will reveal the outer reaches of the universe
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne said:
Tear down that mountain, so we can see the stars! Indeed, the spectacular €1.08 billion project will undoubtedly lop a few meters off the top of Cerro Armazones, in Chili. But it’s well worth it: with the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) and its principal 39.3 m-diameter mirror, we’ll be able to observe stars and galaxies – both nearby and in the far reaches of the universe - with a level of detail that is unimaginable today.