The largest telescope in the world

1998/07/01 Elhuyar Zientzia Iturria: Elhuyar aldizkaria

The largest telescope in the world has already achieved its first images. The VLT (Very Large Telescope) telescope is still under construction on Cerro Paranal in the Atakama desert.

When it becomes purely operational, it will have four telescopes of 8x2 meters in length and, together, will have a resolution of a telescope of 16 square meters. At the moment one of the four telescopes is underway that has achieved the first images. The entire telescope will be completed by 2001 and its work will consist mainly of obtaining new figures of quadriases, planetary nebulae and galaxies.

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