Milky Way above Paranal

A night of work for the Paranal Observatory, in the Chilean Atacama Desert. This picture, taken on 20 September, shows the incredible beauty of the night sky above the most advanced telescope in the world, ESO's Very Large Telescope. The Milky Way is clearly seen in this superb image. 


S. Deiries/ESO 

About the Image

Release date:8 February 2010, 11:40
Size:1280 x 916 px

About the Object

Name:Paranal, Very Large Telescope
Type:Solar System : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Milky Way
Unspecified : Technology : Observatory

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