Yepun’s Laser and the Magellanic Cloud - Yepun is the fourth 8.2-metre Unit Telescope of ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) facility (credit: ESO/B. Tafreshi/TWAN) Large Telescope, Yepun Laser, Magellan Cloud, Earth Atmosph, Yellow Laser, Beams Create, Laser Beams, Artificial Stars, Outer Spaces
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Death Star: Eta Carinae, one of the closest stars to Earth is huge and unstable and will likely explode in a supernova in the relatively 'near future' (On an astronomical timeline this could be a million years from now). via NASA #Eta_Carinae #Supernova #NASA
George A. Van Biesbroeck (1880-1974), astronomer at Yerkes Observatory observing Mars when it approached close to the earth in 1926, and using the 40 inch refracting telescope, the largest of its kind in the world
In mid-August 2010 ESO Photo Ambassador Yuri Beletsky snapped this amazing photo at ESO’s Paranal Observatory. A group of astronomers were observing the centre of the Milky Way using the laser guide star facility at Yepun, one of the four Unit Telescopes of the Very Large Telescope (VLT).
one MAGIC telescope and sea of clouds bathing in sunset (credit: MAGIC collaboration)