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Construction Begins on the Next Super Telescope - Universe Today

The construction of the world's largest telescope has begun. At a ceremony at the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Paranal Observatory in Chile, officials gathered to celebrate the first stone of the European Extremely Large Telescope's (E-ELT ...and more »

Construction begins on the world's first super telescope - Phys.Org

Scientists are a step closer to understanding the inner-workings of the universe following the laying of the first stone, and construction starting on the world's largest optical and infrared telescope. With a main mirror 39 metres in diameter, the ...and more »

First stone laid on the European Extremely Large Telescope - New Atlas

Construction has begun on the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), the world's largest optical and infrared telescope(Credit: ESO/L. Calçada). View gallery - 6 images. Construction has finally begun on the European Extremely Large Telescope (E ...and more »

World's Largest Optical, Infrared Telescope Is Now Being Constructed - Science World Report

The world's largest optical and infrared telescope called Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) is now being built in Chile. It aims to explore unknown objects in the universe to augment the development of science and technology. The enormous telescope is ...and more »

ESO signs contracts for the ELT's gigantic primary mirror - Phys.Org

The unique optical system of ESO's Extremely Large Telescope consists of five mirrors, each of which represents its own significant engineering challenge. The 39-metre-diameter primary mirror, which will be made up of 798 individual hexagonal segments ...and more »

ESO Begins Construction Of Telescope Big Enough To Find Alien Life - Tech Times

Construction of the Extremely Large Telescope started on Friday, May 26. Once completed, the instrument will be the world's largest optical and infrared telescope. Five Times Larger Than Top Observing Instruments Today. The E-ELT, which is funded by ...and more »

Construction begins on world's largest telescope in Chilean desert - Reuters

ATACAMA DESERT, Chile (Reuters) - Construction began in Chile on Friday on the European Extremely Large Telescope, which when completed will be the world's largest optical telescope, some five times larger than the top observing instruments in use ...and more »

Construction Begins On World's Biggest Telescope: Here's What The E-ELT Could Discover - Tech Times

The construction for the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) began on Friday, May 26, and they marked the event with a momentous ceremony. With the construction of the soon to be largest optical/infrared telescope in ...and more »

Construction Has Begun On A Telescope That's 5 Times Bigger Than The World's Largest - Futurism

A new era in space exploration is upon us. Elon Musk's SpaceX has expanded the possibility for what we can do in space, and the latest development in astronomy is going to expand what we can learn about space. Construction began late last week on what ...and more »

Construction starts on the world's largest optical telescope - Engadget

After several years of planning and no shortage of financial anxiety, construction has officially started on the Extremely Large Telescope. Contractors are now building the main structure and dome of the Chile-based observer ahead of its initial ...and more »