On 19 June 2014, a major milestone on the road to the construction of the European Extremely Large Telescope was reached. Part of the 3000-metre peak of Cerro Armazones was blasted away as a step towards levelling the summit. This paves the way for the largest optical/infrared telescope in the world.

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Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada.
Editing: Herbert Zodet.
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Written by: Ryan Laird and Herbert Zodet.
Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa.
Music: Johan B. Monell (johanmonell.com).
Footage and photos: ESO, Martin Kornmesser, Luis Calçada, A. M. Swinbank and S. Zieleniewski and INAF-VST/OmegaCAM.
Directed by: Herbert Zodet.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

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