La Silla early construction

Explosions level the site of the future Schmidt 1-metre Telescope during the construction of La Silla Observatory, in the mountains of the IV Region of Chile, during the late 1960’s. La Silla is the ESO´s first observatory and, since it was built, it is one of the premier ground-based observatories in the world.

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ESO/J.Doornenbal

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Id:6506_cl08af_25_cc
Type:Photographic
Release date:15 April 2010, 17:42
Size:1167 x 1772 px

About the Object

Name:La Silla
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
• X - La Silla

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