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European Extremely Large Telescope   -  By: Babak A. Tafreshi

360-degree panoramic view from the top of Cerro Armazones mountain (3064 m) in the Atacama Desert of Chile; the site chosen for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), an optical/infrared telescope with a 39.3 metre diameter primary mirror, the largest on Earth. It should be operational in the early 2020s. The fading light of dusk and the Zodiacal Light appears on the left. The Milky Way in the constellations Taurus, Orion and Gemini are on the left and the Southern Milky Way passing through Centaurus, the Southern Cross, and Carina is on the right. The Magellanic Clouds appear on the far right. The city of Antofagasta, 130 km away, is the small yellow light dome on the left, while the other visible light dome belongs to El Penon Mine, one of the largest gold mines in the world.


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