Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Our Way


This beautiful image of the Milky Way was taken by ESO Photo Ambassador Juan Carlos Muñoz-Mateos. it clearly shows the interstellar dust that blocks visible light from many stars in our Galaxy. Fortunately, other types of radiation can penetrate this dust, so we are able to observe the hidden stars with telescopes that detect a variety of different types of emission.

This image was taken from ESO's Paranal Residencia in the Chilean Atacama desert, home to several world-class telescopes, including ESO's Very Large Telescope.

ESO Hotel at Cerro Paranal (or Residencia) is the accommodation for Paranal Observatory in Chile since 2002. It is mainly used for the ESO (European Southern Observatory) scientists and engineers who work there on a roster system. It has been called a "boarding house on Mars", because the desert surroundings are Mars-like, and an "Oasis for astronomers". It is not a commercial hotel, and the public cannot book rooms. (Source: Wikipedia)

Learn more about the ALMA Residencia (ESO Hotel):
https://www.eso.org/public/teles-instr/alma/residencia/

Credit: Juan Carlos Muñoz-Mateos/ESO
Release Date: October 6, 2017


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