World’s Largest Telescope Now Under Construction


After 12 years of planning and consultations, work on the world’s largest telescope yet began Friday in northern Chile. The European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Extremely Large Telescope (ELT), with a main mirror measuring 39 meters (almost 128 feet), is expected to start functioning in 2024. The 85-meter rotating dome that will house the ELT is being…


World’s Largest Telescope Now Under Construction
World’s Largest Telescope Now Under Construction

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