Unrecognisable Paranal Residencia

The facade of the Paranal Residencia is hardly recognizable in this cloudy, snow-covered landscape. Although Cerro Paranal is one of the best sites for ground-based astronomy, with an average of 350 clear nights a year, it occasionally happens to have rain or snow falls. One of these rare, fascinating views is captured in this picture. Close-up is a dry Cistanthe Celosioides, a plant which can survives in the driest environments, where nothing else can grow.

Credit:

G. Hüdepohl/ESO (www.atacamaphoto.com)

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About the Image

Id:_d7c0402-cc
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 July 2011, 17:17
Size:4256 x 2832 px

About the Object

Name:Paranal, Paranal Residencia
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Facility
• X - Paranal

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