Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Picture of the day

Because we need something pretty to look at on a day like today, Wired Science shows us the first image of the newly commissioned VISTA (the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) telescope that just went online for the European Southern Observatory’s outpost in the Chilean desert. It went a got a picture of the Flame Nebula with it's all-powerful "superior to regular visible light telescopes" infrared witchcraft.

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