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Video: The ESO approved European Extremely Large Telescope gets go-ahead for construction


The European Extremely Large Telescope or E-ELT has been given the final go ahead, and this massive telescope will be build, two years after the project received approval back in 2012. The E-ELT is a project which is backed by a total of fifteen countries, that include the UK, Spain, Germany, Italy and more, and the project is expected to cost over one billion Euros. A space telescope so huge it could spot sign of alien life has been given the go ahead. The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) will have a primary mirror 39 meters (43 yards) in diameter, allowing it to gather around 15 times more light than the largest optical telescopes now functioning. Credit: Space Industry News

 

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