Atacama Galaxies

By: Christoph Malin


Region: Americas

Site: Cerro Paranal - Chile

Date: October 2011

Our home galaxy, the Milky Way is photographed with the neighboring satellite galaxies, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, above Cerro Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert of Chile. With its amazing dark, steady, and transparent sky, Paranal is home to some of the world's leading telescopes. Operated by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) the Very Large Telescope (VLT) is located on Paranal. See this view in motion. Christoph Malin/

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