Golden Milky Way Hangs Brightly over the VLT

Taken during the ESO Ultra HD Expedition, this image shows the Milky Way which hangs brightly over the site of the VLT at Cerro Paranal. The VLT has stimulated a golden age of astronomy with new discoveries among which include several notable scientific firsts, for example: tracking individual stars moving around the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way (eso0846).

Credit:

ESO/C. Malin (christophmalin.com)

About the Image

Id:uhd_malin3_cc
Type:Photographic
Release date:23 April 2014, 11:02
Size:2500 x 1667 px

About the Object

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

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