Artist’s impression of the European Extremely Large Telescope
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World’s Largest Telescope Approved For Construction

Amber RaynoldsDecember 6th 2014
  • The telescope will start observing the heavens in 2024
  • When constructed the European Extremely Large Telescope will be the most powerful of all the extremely large telescope projects currently planned, with superior light-collecting area and instrumentation
  • The telescope will perform ultra-sensitive observations of the deep universe as well as observe the initial characterization of Earth-mass exoplanets

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