Beaming into the sky

A Laser Guide Star pierces the sky, creating an artificial "star" to help astronomers correct for atmospheric distortions.

Credit:

G. Brammer/ESO

About the Image

Id:brammer_5589
Type:Photographic
Release date:12 July 2013, 15:54
Size:3264 x 4928 px

About the Object

Name:Laser Guide Star, Very Large Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Category:Paranal

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