A Big Day for The ‘Extremely Large Telescope.’ Construction Approved

December 5, 2014 2:05 PM

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Good news for the European Southern Observatory’s Extremely Large Telescope. Construction of the telescope, boasting a 128-foot wide composite mirror (extremely large indeed), has been approved.

15 countries from Europe and South America make up the European Southern Observatory organization. These countries approved the $1.3 billion telescope back in 2012, under one primary condition. The countries involved in the project fund 90% of the expenses. On Wednesday, the ESO announced the condit...

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