Mounted image 191: 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 mountaintop 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 biggest scientific challenges of our time.

The design for the E-ELT shown here is preliminary.


ESO/L. Calçada

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Release date:22 October 2012, 18:15
Dimensions:60 cm (W) x 33.8 cm (H)
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