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Cerro Amazons, a mountain rising 3,060 metres above sea level in the middle of the Atacama Desert, was chosen for the European Southern Observatory (ESO) for its newest efforts to find planets outside the Solar System that may sustain life.
The Ego's new 1.5-billion-dollar jewel, the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), is able to detect atmospheres. The optical-infrared telescope will have a primary mirror 42 metres in diameter.