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Cerro Armazones

Credit: ESO/M. Tarenghi
An explosion will blast off the top of the top of the 3,000-meter-high (9,842 feet) Cerro Armazones, which will be home to the European Extremely Large…Read More »





Telescope (E-ELT), on June 19, 2014. The Cerro Armazones can be see in the upper left corner of the image.

The domes of the four giant telescopes of the Very Large Telescope on Cerra Paranal, can be seen in the image foreground, while the snow-capped Llullaillaco volcano can be seen in the background. ESO/M. Tarenghi   Less «
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