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

Construction has finally begun on the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), with the first stone laid in a ceremony last week. Being built by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) on the 3,046 m (9,993 ft) high summit of Cerro Armazones in ...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 »

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 »

Chile begins construction on world's largest telescope in Atacama desert - The Santiago Times

SANTIAGO – Chile has started construction 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 today. “What is being raised here ...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 »

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 »

World's largest telescope sets sights on 2024 unveiling - Deutsche Welle

The ground-breaking ceremony for the 39-meter diameter main mirror in the telescope took place Friday on the flattened top of Cerro Armazones, a mountain rising to 3,000 meters in Chile's dry and largely cloudless northern Atacama region. When fully ...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 »

Construction of world's largest optical telescope starts in Chile - Xinhua

SANTIAGO, May 28 (Xinhua) -- Construction of the world's largest optical telescope has started in northern Chile, marking the dawn of a new era of astronomy. The Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) is being built by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), ...and more »