Paranal Gears Up for the Night Ahead

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The sun sets on the Very Large Telescope array (VLT) platform – the world's most advanced optical instrument, consisting of four Unit Telescopes with main mirrors of 8.2m diameter and four movable 1.8m diameter Auxiliary Telescopes. The telescopes can work together, to form a giant ‘interferometer’, the ESO Very Large Telescope Interferometer, allowing astronomers to see details up to 25 times finer than with the individual telescopes.

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Id:uhd_vlt4_2014_1
Release date:14 May 2014, 18:00
Duration:16s

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Name:Cerro Paranal, Paranal, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope Interferometer
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
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