UK commits £88m to Chilean telescope 'as big as all existing ones put together'
The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), costing more than €1bn, will capture the universe's earliest moments
The giant eye on the sky, known as the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), will cost more than €1bn (£900m) to build. Its main mirror, which will gather light from distant stars and galaxies, will be 39 metres in diameter, made of 798 segments. The observatory will gather 15 times more light than the largest telescopes today.
Edited by Waspie_Dwarf, 08 March 2013 - 07:02 PM.