European Extremely Large Telescope

European Extremely Large Telescope

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Credit: EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: European Extremely Large Telescope. Computer model of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) primary mirror and enclosure. The E-ELT is an optical/infrared telescope with a 42 metre diameter primary mirror, the largest on Earth. The E-ELT will be used to study extrasolar planets, super-massive black holes and dark matter. It will be located in Cerro Armazones, Atacama Desert, Chile, and should be operational by 2018.Restrictions:Restrictions:

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