Combining Forces to Reveal the Faintest Objects in our Universe

The purple dusty band of our Milky Way galaxy can be seen high above one of ESO's 1.8-metre Auxiliary Telescopes (ATs) which work with the Unit Telescopes (UTs) to form a giant ‘interferometer’, the ESO Very Large Telescope Interferometer. This combination allows astronomers to see details up to 25 times finer than with the individual telescopes.

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About the Image

Id:babak-mw-aux-sat
Type:Photographic
Release date:22 April 2014, 18:09
Size:3611 x 4962 px

About the Object

Name:Cerro Paranal, Milky Way, Paranal, Very Large Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky
• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
• X - Paranal
• X - Stars

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