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Highlights from the science case for a 50-100m extremely large telescope

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We present an overview of the science case for a 50-100m Extremely Large Telescope. This was the subject of a meeting in Marseilles, France in November 2003, attended by about 50 European astronomers. Four key scientific themes were identified by the participants: terrestrial planets in extra-solar systems; stellar populations across the Universe; building galaxies since the darkest ages; the first objects and re-ionisation structure of the Universe. Although by no means an exhaustive list of...

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10.1117/12.551191

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Journal:
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume:
5489
Issue:
PART 1
Pages:
35-46
Publication date:
2004
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ISSN:
0277-786X
URN:
uuid:31b43270-679a-4a20-99de-05cb706836fe
Source identifiers:
324939
Local pid:
pubs:324939

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