SEST radio telescope and star trails

SEST radio telescope and star trails

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Credit: BABAK TAFRESHI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: SEST radio telescope and star trails. Time-exposure image of star trails formed by sky motion (Earth rotation) in the night sky above the 15-metre Swedish-ESO Submillimetre Telescope (SEST), a radio telescope at La Silla Observatory in the Atacama desert of northern Chile. The La Silla site is at an elevation of 2400 metres. Photographed in 2016.

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