Space Race: 42-metre telescope in Chile tops 30-metre scope on Mauna Kea for Top Opt

Ground hasn’t even been broken on Mauna Kea for the new 30 Metre Telescope which is scheduled to become operational in 2018 and was billed as the world’s largest telescope. Now comes plans the 42-metre European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) to be built atop Cerro Armazones in Chile which is to also come online in 2018.

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