Panoramic image of the desert around Vizcachas, a site located in Chile, not very far from the ESO La Silla Observatory, home to the 3.6-metre telescope and its very successful exoplanet hunter HARPS. The E-ELT programme office has studied half a dozen potential sites for the future E-ELT observatory, which, with its 40-metre-class diameter, will be the world’s biggest eye on the sky. Various aspects need to be considered in the site selection process. Vizcachas was on the E-ELT Site Selection Advisory Committee’s final short list for the recommended site.
About the Image
|Release date:||31 March 2010, 17:05|
|Size:||6520 x 3153 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Atacama Desert, Panorama|
|Type:||• Solar System : Planet : Feature : Surface|
• X - Solar System