Building of World's Largest Telescope is Finally a Go

December 9, 2014 1:22 AM

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The European Extremely Large Telescope will soon open new worlds to astronomers - why are researchers building this massive instrument? (Photo : Swinburne Astronomy Productions/ESO)

The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) will soon become the largest telescope in the world, eclipsing the 405-inch Gran Telescopio Canarias in the Canary Islands. When construction is complete, the new telescope will have a diameter of over 1,520 inches - more than 126 feet across.

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