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Saturday, 21 June 2014

Mountain top blasted to build huge telescope

The top of a 3,000m-high (10,000ft) mountain in Chile has been blown up to make way for the world's largest optical and infrared telescope.

A million tonnes of rock were blasted in order to create a level surface on which to build the European-Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT).
         At its heart will lie a mirror that is half the size of a football pitch.

From BBC news
The telescope is the latest and most ambitious project for the European Southern Observatory (ESO), a multinational organisation of which Britain is a leading member. The UK has invested £88m in the E-ELT and will have a significant role in the construction and operation of the telescope, and the advanced instruments it will carry.(The Guardian)


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