Mountain in Chile will be Blown Up Today , Watch it Live

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posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 07:44 AM
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Not wanton destruction but the first phase in the construction of the European-Extremely Large Telescope , the E-ELT is an exiting project that when complete will give astronomers the ability to look further back in time with even greater detail than ever before.

The E-ELT will be a combination of optical/near-infrared and will be the largest telescope in the world , it will also have the ability to look at planets directly and has the potential to look for signs of life.
It's expected the Telescope will be completed and ready for action in less than 10 years.

This technology will allow the telescope to capture 15 times more light than any other optical telescope and it will create images that are 16 times sharper than even the Hubble Space Telescope, which orbits high above the Earth.

Dr Verma said: "This telescope will be so powerful that it will collect enough light to look to the observable limit of the Universe - soon after the Big Bang when the first stars and galaxies formed.

"We'll be able to see when the Universe switched on."


She said that it could also provide a detailed view of exoplanets - other worlds outside of the Solar System.

"Well be able to look at the planets directly, look at their atmosphere and potentially look for signs of life," Dr Verma added.
www.bbc.co.uk...


The fireworks are scheduled to take place between 1730-1930 BST and can be seen live Here

It should be a nice prelude to the England / Uruguay match tonight ...come on England !!!




posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 07:49 AM
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a reply to: gortex

Sounds interesting!

What timezones is BST?

Or can you tell us what the GMT of it will be?

Cheers!

ETA:

I see the live stream page has a count down on it.



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posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 07:52 AM
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Alarm set - Page bookmarked for later.

Thanks for posting!!!



posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 07:52 AM
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a reply to: AlphaHawk

BST is one hour ahead of GMT



posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 07:53 AM
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a reply to: AlphaHawk

Timezones are a mystery to me but here's a conversion of BST TO EST / EDT.
www.worldtimebuddy.com...



posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 08:44 AM
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That telescope will be groundbreaking, even when they decided to make "just" 39m in diameter mirror instead of overly huge 100m mirror. That 100 meter mirror would have been so awesome, but it was maybe too large to make. But 39 meters will do fine, its still largest mirror on Earth.

The 100 meter version would have gathered more light than every telescope on Earth combined (yes, every). It would have seen 1 500 times fainter objects than Hubble, even apparent magnitude 38 objects. It was apparently too expensive (1,5 billion dollars) to build and there isn't technology to operate 100 meter mirror.
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posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 10:19 AM
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a reply to: gortex

interesting stuff op.

#17



posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 10:25 AM
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That's going to trigger some quakes around the world because of it's location.

Don't have to wait too long to debunk my prediction, we'll know tonight.



posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 10:28 AM
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a reply to: gortex
You wouldn't happen to know where or which mountain they're going to destroy, would you?
Coordinates?



posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 10:32 AM
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a reply to: WanDash

The mountain is Cerro Armazones , Coordinates 24°35′21″S 70°11′32″W
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posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 10:43 AM
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Thank you!
Uhhh... 2nd Line.



posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 11:37 AM
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M5.7 - 88km WNW of Iquique, Chile
2014-06-19 09:38:37 UTC




Rainbows
Jane



posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 11:41 AM
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The stream has started , Blasting will take place 14.10 EST / EDT , 19.10 UK time.



posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 11:45 AM
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It won't load for me


edit
bah! says there was an error loading this video, over and over. Well, maybe someone will put it on yt
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posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 12:07 PM
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edit on 19-6-2014 by gortex because: Found another link but it's the wrong event



posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 12:20 PM
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Got it up and I'm watching!
Thanks OP......

Rainbows
Jane

Just checking....is it supposed to be showing some blokey at a lectern??
It seems to be on a loop.....

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posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 12:43 PM
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That was a very small badaboom


I expected the whole top to blow up



posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 12:43 PM
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I suppose that was an interesting puff of smoke on top of a mountain...
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posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 12:44 PM
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Well that explosion was ...errrr ...smaller than I was expecting



posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 12:44 PM
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Well, that was a bit anti-climatic...

The project sounds interesting though





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