Monday, September 29, 2014

The Milky Way glitters over ESO Paranal Observatory

The Milky Way glitters over Paranal Observatory atop Cerro Paranal in Chile's high Atacama Desert in this amazing image by ESO photo ambassador Yuri Beletsky

Here, two unit telescopes with Paranal's Very Large Telescope (VLT) take center stage.

Between the two telescopes are the Large Magellanic Cloud and Small Magellenic Cloud, dwarf galaxies near our own Milky Way.

Meanwhile, the Coalsack Nebula can be spotted as a dark mark obscuring part of the Milky Way at upper left.

To see more amazing photos from the observatory, visit: Spectacular Cosmic Visions from ESO's Paranal Observatory 

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