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E-ELT: the world's next largest telescope [video infographic]

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Reflecting telescopes have curved mirrors that collect light from the sky. 00:23

  2. The E-ELT will have 798 hexagonal mirror segments that make up its huge primary mirror. 01:15

  3. Using the E-ELT, astronomers hope to obtain direct images of exoplanets and look for biomarkers. 01:53