An Expanded View of the Universe
Publisher: European Southern Observatory 2011
Number of pages: 54
The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) will address exciting new questions, and in the following sections we seek to give a flavour of the kind of fundamental questions that it will finally answer. The most exciting discoveries are probably those that we have not yet even imagined.
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