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  • Image Courtesy: ESO

    Image Courtesy: ESO
  • Image Courtesy: ESO

Telescope groundbreaking set to be a real blast

Construction of the world’s largest ground based telescope kicked off with a real lame bang.

Just before 2:00pm EST, the European Southern Observatory blew the top off Cerro Armazones, a 3,000-metre-high peak in the Chilean Andes.

The site will eventually house the European Extremely Large Telescope and will have a primary mirror that’s 39 metres across.

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