Very Large Telescope at sunset, Cerro Paranal, 2016

Very Large Telescope at sunset, Cerro Paranal, 2016

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Credit: M. Struik (CERN)/EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Very Large Telescope at sunset, Cerro Paranal. The VLT comprises four 8.2-metre mirror telescopes (Antu, Kueyen, Melipal and Yepun), housed in the buildings at centre. They provide images which are combined by interferometry. This gives an image equivalent to that obtained by a 16-metre diameter mirror, making the VLT one of the most powerful telescopes in the world. They are located at an altitude of 2600 metres in Chile's Atacama desert. At left are the site's auxiliary telescopes. Photographed in September 2016.

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