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Images Dated 8th August 1997

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Very Large Telescope being built at Cerro Paranal Featured 8 Aug 1997 Image

Very Large Telescope being built at Cerro Paranal

Very Large Telescope (VLT) under construction at the European Southern Observatory's site at Cerro Paranal, Chile. The VLT will consist of four 8.2-metre telescopes side by side, which can work either individually or in combination. Together they provide the light-collecting power of a single 16-metre telescope, making the VLT the world's largest optical telescope. The VLT can be used to detect parts of the spectrum ranging from near-ultraviolet to infrared light of 25 nanometres wavelength. It is due to be completed soon after 2000. Photographed in 1997

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