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.

This view is from Cerro Paranal at a distance of 20 kilometres.

Credit:

ESO/I. Saviane

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Id:eso1419d
Type:Photographic
Release date:19 June 2014, 23:20
Related releases:eso1419
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Name:Cerro Armazones, European Extremely Large Telescope
Type:• Early Universe : People : Other/General
• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - People and Events
• X - E-ELT

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