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Top interview: Dr Patrick McCarthy – boss of the world's future largest optical telescope

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Re: E-ELT

>I like the part where they run out of sensible adjectives to describe the size of the next telescope.

It's a rare example of German irony.

The ESO (european but basically German) telescopes were named NTT (new technology) VLT (very large) and ELT (extremely large) the next one was proposed as OWL (overwhelmingly large)

While the British and American ones were named after famous scientists or donors.

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