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A preview of the Extremely Large Telescope, the next most powerful telescope on Earth

Eso presents us with its flagship: the most powerful infrared observatory of all the others put together, which will soon make a difference in the study of the cosmos

Exoplanets , distant galaxies , the primordial universe and dark matter: Elt's gaze, the Extremely Large Telescope , will not miss anything, including research of extraterrestrial life. We are talking about the most powerful space observatory ever, now under construction on Cerro Armazones, in Chile, where the sky is never cloudy and arid conditions are ideal for capturing the most remote objects in the cosmos.

In the hands of ESO, the European Southern Observatory, has been under development since 2012 and only in 2025 will be able to begin his work of collecting light. With results that will undoubtedly be extraordinary, since its huge mirror will allow you to work at a power that is equivalent to the sum of those of the great telescopes of the Earth.

Waiting to see it finished, here is the trailer of the mission, just released, which anticipates with good approximation the appearance of the final structure and tells us in numbers the thickness of his work.

(Credit video: Eso. Editing: Herbert Zodet. Web and technical support: Gurvan Bazin and Raquel Yumi Shida. Written by: Lauren Fuge, Hannah Dalgleish and Richard Hook. Music: Movetwo Footage and photos: ESO, Luis Calçada, ACe Consortium, spaceengine.org, ESA / Hubble, M. Kornmesser, Theofanis Matsopoulos and Samuel Santana Tschudi. Directed by: Herbert Zodet)

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