Astronomers Paradise

Submitted by: madest 5 years ago in Science

Take a time lapse tour of Cerro Paranal. A Very Large Telescope in the Atacama desert of Chile.
There are 18 comments:
Male 15,832
[quote]how is that an european observatory if it`s in chile?[/quote]
The Europeans built it there so they could observe the southern skies and see cool stuff like Orion standing on his head (1:58).
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Male 23
how is that an european observatory if it`s in chile?
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Male 37,803
Light polution is robbing people of the experience of looking at the stars. Cities should turn out the lights at night, eh?
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Male 2,440
I-IS-BORED, you know what I mean, ass.

carmium, I`m no city boy; I`m from the suburbs, but you try and see more than two dozen stars living so close to Atlanta. And I`d be able to achieve my goal sooner, but life has me being pretty busy right now, and I can`t exactly take time off to travel out to the country, so drop the tone.
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Male 978
this is why i visit iab, not for crappy pictures of absolute crap
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Male 15,510
There are two billion of Earth Like Planets... and that is in the Milky way only...

Source
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Male 7,378
carmium: Too much light pollution in America to see anything but the brightest stars. Need to go to the desert to get a view like that.
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Female 6,381
Pooptart19:
I have to assume you`re a city boy, because all you have to do is get away from that sodium glare that pinks up up the night sky. On a clear and moonless country night, lie on a grassy spot -or a chaise longue- and look up. As your eyes adjust, the Milky Way, Magellanic Clouds, the steady glow of planets, all become clearly visible. It`s a simple goal to achieve!
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Male 25,416
That was entertaining... really incredible
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Male 2,419
@Pooptart19
everything you see is the milky way...
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Male 14,834
I bet you could really annoy the ISS crew with that laser.
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Male 2,440
Mesmerizing. Just mesmerizing. This is why one of my goals in life is to see the Milky Way with my own two eyes.
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Male 47
In.Cred.Ible!!!
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Male 2,422
My God, it`s full of stars!
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Male 2,344
That is truly incredible. And that ambient music just makes it a million times better.

Love.
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Male 5,314
that was purrdy
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Male 658
omg the night sky if I had cameras and photoshop instead of eyes and a brain.
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Male 7,378
Link: Astronomers Paradise [Rate Link] - Take a time lapse tour of Cerro Paranal. A Very Large Telescope in the Atacama desert of Chile.
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