La Silla telescope

La Silla telescope

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Credit: JOHN K. DAVIES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: La Silla telescope reflected in a convex mirror used to assist drivers. La Silla, in the Chilean Atacama Desert, is the site of several telescopes. The area is very dry and at high altitude (2400 metres), which means the air is very clear and excellent for observations.

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Keywords: american, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysics, atacama desert, chile, chilean, convex, dome, guide, horizontal, la silla, mirror, optical telescope, reversing, south america, traffic, vehicle

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