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The Sun Going Down

Credit: ESO/B. Tafreshi (
Tuesday, April 21, 2014: The sun sets while the Milky Way and zodiacal light glow over the platform of the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope…Read More »

(VLT) on Cerro Paranal, Chile. Pink regions in the disc of our galaxy show where new stars come into existence. The sun represents just one of over 400 billion stars found in the Milky Way. In the image, one of the Unit Telescopes (foreground) and three of the four Auxiliary Telescopes stand as parts of the Very Large Telescope Interferometer. To the left of the Unit Telescope a very faint meteor appears, and the red supergiant star Antares, in the constellation of Scorpius, stands out above the Auxiliary Telescopes. Image released April 20, 2015.

— Tom Chao    Less «
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