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Vista's First Spectacular Views


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  • Location: SE London
  • Location: SE London

The first images have been revealed from a telescope that can map the sky much faster and deeper than any other. The Vista (Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) is dedicated to mapping the sky in infrared light.

Spectacular images, including some of the centre of our Milky Way, show, astronomers say, that the UK-designed telescope is working "extremely well".

It is based at the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Paranal Observatory in Chile.

http://news.bbc.co.u...ech/8407834.stm

http://news.bbc.co.u...ech/8408807.stm

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
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Stunning pics, MAF...So much for humanity being the centre of everything!

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  • Location: SE London
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Stunning pics, MAF...So much for humanity being the centre of everything!

yes. all that technology, yet i still cant get a full mobile phone signal where i live :unsure:

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  • Location: Coalpit Heath, South Gloucestershire
  • Location: Coalpit Heath, South Gloucestershire

Stunning pics, MAF...So much for humanity being the centre of everything!

I agree, Pete. When I see things like that, it makes me realise how insignificant we and our little planet are, in the great scheme of things, and how easily we could just go pfffffttttt and disappear without trace and the universe would just carry on doing it's own thing regardless. Ooooh, it's a little bit scary too, innit?! :hi:

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