ESOcast 85: Chile Chill 7

Visitors to the Desert

21 June 2016

ESO's telescopes are sited in Chile’s Atacama Desert, one of the driest and most inhospitable places on Earth. These challenging conditions mean that the observatories benefit from some of the clearest and darkest skies imaginable, making this a perfect place from which to observe the heavens.

In this ESOcast, we meet some of the visitors to this magical region, visitors both human and animal, both terrestrial and celestial. From astronomers, to viscachas, to comets — they are all part of the ever-changing world of the Atacama.

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Screenshot of ESOcast 85
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ESOcast 85: Chile Chill 7 — "Visitors to the Desert"
ESOcast 85: Chile Chill 7 — "Visitors to the Desert"