VISTA Telescope Inside Dome
The VISTA telescope in its dome at Paranal Observatory. It has a main mirror that is 4.1 meters across, being by far the largest telescope in the world dedicated to surveying the sky at near-infrared wavelengths. Image released December 3, 2009.
Artist's impression of the Milky Way
This detailed artist’s impression shows the structure of the Milky Way, including the location of the spiral arms and other components such as the bulge.