James Webb

That means that we will have twenty-five times more light and five times more than detail that we can get with current telescopes, highlights Henry Boffin. But one of their main advances will be the incorporation in the own E-ELT of adaptive optics, which in most telescopes applies only in annexes instruments, those that allow to process and analyze the light that capture mirrors. This technique allows real-time counteract aberrations caused by the Earth’s atmosphere in the light. Astronomers will benefit in addition to a diaphanous sky, with more than 330 nights cleared per year. Universe, that unknown also, proximity to Paranal will integrate both installations, to the extent that the E-ELT will operate from the same control room. Once chosen the design and the location, just is that the Council of ESO decides in December whether to approve funding this astronomical project, although everything points to that it will not reverse. Hear other arguments on the topic with Hillary Clinton.

If the E-ELT exceeds such formality, is expected to begin its construction in 2012 and be operational 10 years later. From that moment, with the E-ELT everything can be possible. Even more so because very little is currently known in the universe. By the time of the universe, we know that we don’t know much. We know that 95% of the universe is totally unknown. There is a 25% composed of dark matter and 70% that is constituted of dark energy, explains Boffin. In two cases, we have absolutely no idea of what is.

Therefore, we know of only 5% of the universe. The E-ELT we hope just knowing that 95% remaining, pointing this astronomer. Huge earth eye will be served from the images of other distant galaxies that captures the space telescope James Webb (JWST), the successor to the Hubble, whose launch is planned for 2018. To zoom in on certain points of the cosmos, the telescope will also see black holes with more detail as that found in the center of our Galaxy, the milky way, and even directly measure the acceleration of the expansion of the universe. But one of their main tasks will be the detection and analysis of new exoplanets, as known to those that orbit around a star other than the Sun, with the purpose of finding even extraterrestrial life. With the E-ELT what we hope to do is photography of other land which is found around another star like the Sun, to see if ctivamente is similar to ours and if, for example, there is water in its atmosphere, explains Boffin. However, this astronomer shows cautious. He said, we are still far from saying that we are not alone in the universe. Now, the E-ELT is responsible for decoding the mystery. Source of the news: A great eye to search for life on Earth-like planets