Lights in the Sky

From near to far, sources of light in this picture include a laser shining into the sky to measure atmospheric turbulence, the city of Antofagasta, the Escondida copper mine, the upper atmosphere glowing green, interplanetary dust reflecting sunlight glowing white at the upper left, the Orion Nebula, the Milky Way and the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Credit:

R. Wesson/ESO

About the Image

Id:img_4039-img_4041-cc
Type:Photographic
Release date:30 May 2014, 17:08
Size:4021 x 2162 px

About the Object

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

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