How big will the E-ELT be?

E-ELT and VLT sizes compared with Giza Pyramids. The design for the E-ELT shown here was published in 2009 and is preliminary.

You’ve probably never really thought about how big the European Space Organisation’s (ESO) Extremely Large Telescope is actually going to be so here is a comparison, set against the Giza Pyramids. Click to enlarge

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