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Milky Way over the VLTI control room

Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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Milky Way over the VLTI control room

The centre of the Milky Way is rising next to UT4 in this photo, with Alpha and Beta Centauri and the Southern Cross high over the VLTI control room, inside which an insanely complicated system of mirrors and lenses can combine the light from four telescopes to study objects in incredible detail.

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