ELTs are among the most highly prioritised projects worldwide in the field of ground-based astronomy. They promote astrophysical knowledge by enabling detailed studies in topics such as planets orbiting other stars, the first objects in the universe, supermassive black holes as well as the nature of dark matter and dark energy and their distribution in the universe. The 42-metre European ELT will maintain and reinforce Europe’s position at the forefront of astrophysical research.
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Fields of Science and Free Keywords
- 115 Astronomy, Space science