Time-lapse of the night sky with the Very Large Telescope

Posted to Misc. Visualization  |  Tags: , ,  |  Nathan Yau

The Very Large Telescope (VLT) in an array of four telescopes operated by European Southern Observatory, and together the array “can achieve an angular resolution of around 1 milliarcsecond, meaning it could distinguish the gap between the headlights of a car located on the Moon.” I don’t know much about telescopes or lenses, but I think that’s good. Watch the array at work, exploring galaxies far, far away and boldly going where no man has gone before in this breath-taking time-lapse.

[Video link via @wohlford]

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