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Biggest Telescope Opens One Eye

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Science  05 Jun 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5369, pp. 1520
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5369.1520b

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Govert Schilling AMSTERDAM-- At a press conference here last week, the European Southern Observatory unveiled the first images from the Very Large Telescope, which will consist of four identical 8.2-meter telescopes that can operate in tandem (Science, 1 May, p. 670). Currently, only the first telescope is finished; the others will be completed in the next 3 years.