Big questions call for big telescopes

One of the four unit telescopes at the VLT under a clear night at ESO’s Paranal Observatory. Each of the unit telescopes has a main mirror 8.2 metres in diameter, making them some of the largest single-mirror telescopes in the world. They can be used individually or together and, when combined, are equivalent to a single-mirror telescope of 16 metres, effectively the largest optical telescope in the world. Leading to the publication of an average of more than one peer-reviewed scientific paper per day, the VLT is helping astronomers to answer some of the biggest questions about our Universe.

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ESO/Daniele Gasparri (www.astroatacama.com)

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ID:DSC02728-CC
Type:Foto
Publiseringsdato:22. mars 2019 12:24
Størrelse:4240 x 2832 px

Om objektet

Navn:Very Large Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Facility
Kategori:Paranal

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