E-ELT Site Chosen – World™s Biggest Eye on the Sky to be Located in Chile, April 2010

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) Council selected Cerro Armazones as the baseline site for the planned 42-metre European Extremely Large Telescope.

Cerro Armazones is a mountain at an altitude of 3060 metres in the central part of Chile™s Atacama Desert, some 130 kilometres south of the town of Antofagasta and about 20 kilometres from Cerro Paranal, home of ESO™s Very Large Telescope.

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