E-ELT blasting close-up
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.
5000 cubic metres of rock was removed, as seen in this photo from a distance of a few hundred metres. It was the first in a series of blastings aimed to remove a total of 220 000 cubic metres of rock for the 300 x 150 metres platform.Kilde:
|Udgivelsesdato:||19. juni 2014 23:20|
|Størrelse:||1583 x 1121 px|
|Navn:||Cerro Armazones, Extremely Large Telescope|
|Type:||Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope|