March - Artist’s impression of the E-ELT
Artist’s impression of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) in its enclosure on Cerro Armazones, a 3060-metre moun- taintop in Chile’s Atacama Desert. The 39-metre E-ELT will be the largest optical/ infrared telescope in the world — the world’s biggest eye on the sky. Operations are planned to start early in the next decade, and the E-ELT will tackle some of the big- gest scientific challenges of our time.
The design for the E-ELT shown here is preliminary.