Atacama Night Sky

Atacama Night Sky

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Credit: Babak Tafreshi/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Telescopes on the Cerro Paranal Observatory in the barren Atacama Desert explore the universe. A sequence of photos made this star trail image that also shows the bright central bulge of the Milky Way galaxy in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius approaching the western horizon. Paranal is home to some of the world's leading telescopes.

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