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Images Dated 14th August 2003

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Mirror mount testing for the Very Large Telescope Featured 14 Aug 2003 Image

Mirror mount testing for the Very Large Telescope

VLT mount manufacture. Manufacture of the mount for the Very Large Telescope (VLT) which will be based at the European Southern Observatory site at Cerro Paranal, Chile. The mount will carry an 8.2- metre diameter mirror. The mirror's weight & size is being simulated by a mock-up (brown, at lower centre). This 500-tonne azimuthal mount can rotate the mirror vertically & horizontally. The VLT will consist of 4 such telescopes mounted side by side. Together they will have the light-collecting power of a 16-metre mirror, making the VLT the world's largest optical telescope. The VLT is due to be completed soon after 2000. Photographed in 1997 at the Ansaldo Energia factory near Milan, Italy

© DAVID PARKER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Common Snipe - Water-level perspective of the bird roosting on a small island in a freshwater pond Featured 14 Aug 2003 Image

Common Snipe - Water-level perspective of the bird roosting on a small island in a freshwater pond

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Common Snipe - Water-level perspective of the bird roosting on a small island in a freshwater pond.
Cleveland. UK
Gallinago gallinago
Roy Glen
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