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Open Your Eyes, Look Up to the Skies and See

Credit: ESO/J. Pérez
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014: European Southern Observatory's La Silla Observatory stands against the Milky Way. La Silla represents the first observatory…Read More »

built in Chile by ESO, in the 1960s. On the hill in the center stands the rectangular New Technology Telescope (NTT) on the left, and the ESO 3.6-meter telescope, with dome, to the right. The 3.58-meter NTT began operations in 1989, noted as the first in the world to possess a computer-controlled main mirror to optimize image quality.

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