VLT (Very Large Telescope) Amazing HD Timelapse Footage

Taken at the European Southern Observatory (ESO), located at the top of a mountain in Chile’s Atacama Desert.

The Very Large Telescope array (VLT) is the flagship facility for European ground-based astronomy at the beginning of the third Millennium. It is the world’s most advanced optical instrument, consisting of four Unit Telescopes with main mirrors of 8.2m diameter and four movable 1.8m diameter Auxiliary Telescopes.

The telescopes can work together, in groups of two or three, to form a giant ‘interferometer’, the ESO Very Large Telescope Interferometer, allowing astronomers to see details up to 25 times finer than with the individual telescopes.

The light beams are combined in the VLTI using a complex system of mirrors in underground tunnels where the light paths must be kept equal to distances less than 1/1000 mm over a hundred metres. With this kind of precision the VLTI can reconstruct images with an angular resolution of milliarcseconds, equivalent to distinguishing the two headlights of a car at the distance of the Moon. Link: ESO – The Very Large Telescope

Timelapse Footage

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6 responses to “VLT (Very Large Telescope) Amazing HD Timelapse Footage

  1. Certainly makes one realise just how insignificant we truly are.


    The only thing that I dont get is? how came the world largest telescope in the world such as this one””” hasn’t pick up – ELENIN – NIBIRU- PLANET X – TYCHE -HONDA -LEVY-McNAUGHT-LINEAR etc……OR MOTHERSHIP UFOs” so the people can see what really is out there; other than nebula, stars or fallen stars.
    I think we are entitled to see what they been hidding so at least we can prepared for an outcome”.


  3. Ooops I forgot to mention that that NASA


  4. might have censored chilean government in this case the Southern Obserbatory !!!NOT TO DISCLOSE ANY PICTs concerning this matter!!!!!


  5. nothing coming out of S.A.L.T. here in south africa,they kinda censored,you know powers that be,got other agendas here,in fact they looking at elenin and everything else associated it with it,but they aint saying anything to the public


  6. Every once in awhile I see something like this, and it totally restores my faith in the human species. At least a small portion of it!