Night sky over VLT telescopes

Night sky over VLT telescopes

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Credit: BABAK TAFRESHI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Night sky over VLT telescopes. Nebulae and stars of the Milky Way in the night sky over auxiliary telescopes of the Very Large Telescope (VLT). At upper centre is the Carina Nebula (red). The Southern Cross is at lower right. The VLT, one of the most powerful telescopes in the world, is located on Cerro Paranal at an altitude of 2600 metres in Chile's Atacama desert. Photographed in October 2011. For this image with labels, see C011/8580.

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