Deep Space LIVE: Europe’s World-Record Eye on the Sky – The European Extremely Large Telescope

(Linz, June 18, 2010) The decision has been finalized: Europe’s super-telescope will be built. The upshot will be an astronomical observatory of superlative dimensions. Featuring almost 1,000 individual mirrors and an active opening 42 meters wide, its light collection surface will be as large as six tennis courts. This gigantic main mirror will be mounted in a dome resembling that of a sports arena. The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) will cost a billion euros and overshadow anything that humankind has ever used to gaze at the stars … Read more


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