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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 »

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

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 — …more ...and more »

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

The European Space Organization (ESO) has started construction on the Extremely Large Telescope, which will be the world's largest optical telescope. The new equipment will give astronomers a new tool to search for alien planets and any life they host ...and more »

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

This artist's rendering shows the huge segmented primary mirror of the ESO Extremely Large Telescope (ELT). Contracts for the manufacture of the mirror segments were signed on May 30, 2017, at a ceremony at ESO's Headquarters near Munich. …more. The ...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 »

Is the Extremely Large Telescope big enough to find alien life? - Mic

You can't just use a run-of-the-mill telescope to find aliens. Even the sophisticated ones that lead to the discovery of new planets and moons are ineffective at gathering evidence of extraterrestrial life. That's why the European Southern Observatory ...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 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 »

Construction of world's largest telescope commences in the middle of Chile's Atacama Desert - Zee News

The dry atmosphere of the Atacama provides as near perfect observing conditions as it is possible to find on Earth, with some 70 percent of the world's astronomical infrastructure slated to be located in the region by the 2020s. By Zee Media Bureau ...and more »