Zodiacal light over an observatory

Zodiacal light over an observatory

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Credit: EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Zodiacal light over an observatory. The night sky lit by zodiacal light above the Paranal platform on Cerro Paranal mountain, Chile. This is the home of ESO's (European Southern Observatory) Very Large Telescope (VLT) array, the world's most advanced ground-based astronomical observatory. One of the 8.2-metre VLT Unit Telescopes, and a 1.8-metre Auxiliary Telescope can be seen at right.

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