Snowy La Silla

Snow dusts the La Silla Observatory and its family of telescopes in this icy image.

The MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, the ESO 1-metre Schmidt telescope, the New Technology Telescope (NTT) and the ESO 3.6-metre telescope can be seen from left to right.

Despite being located on the Southern outskirts of the arid Atacama Desert — one of the driest areas on Earth — these telescopes in northern Chile occasionally see snowfall.

Credit:

O. Hainaut/ESO

About the Image

Id:img_1646w-cc
Type:Photographic
Release date:24 June 2016, 11:00
Related announcements:ann16038
Size:4000 x 3000 px

About the Object

Name:La Silla
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Category:La Silla

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