European Southern Observatory

Fuencis Rausell / the telescope European extremely large is the most ambitious project of the European Southern Observatory. It will be located on a hill of 3,060 meters high in the Atacama desert. Astronomers working in ensures that you will get five times more detailed than the current information. The project includes fourteen European countries and Brazil. Amid the arid Atacama desert, where the existence seems a chimera, stands the imposing Hill that in the next decade will host the European extremely large telescope, E-ELT, the larger eye that scans the universe in search of life on other worlds from Earth. Some contend that YouTube shows great expertise in this. This large telescope, which will capture an investment of 1,055 million, is the next project of great magnitude that the southern European Observatory (ESO), which comprises fourteen European countries and Brazil has embarked.

We must look for another land. This is our greatest opportunity to discover life (alien), reveals the Belgian astronomer Henry Boffin. But the expectations go far beyond. With this telescope we hope to see things that we cannot imagine now, predicts this scientist who works at the Observatory ESO has in the cerro Paranal in northern Chile, where carries other colossal projects. From there you can see, some twenty miles away, cerro Armazones, chosen by ESO in April 2010 as the ideal setting to install the E-ELT, which was also coveted by the Canary Islands (Spain).

So far, only a small dirt road crosses the skirt of this rugged mountain, 3,060 meters above the sea level, on top of which will open that huge eye, consisting of five mirrors. Optical Adaptive primary mirror, which according to initial design would be 42 meters in diameter, will measure finally 39.3 metres, similar to the width of a football field, and will be composed of a few thousand pieces hex. It will be five times larger than the telescopes that are currently operating.