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March 19, 2012 9:33 AM   Subscribe

Astronomer’s Paradise - A beautiful time-lapse video of Paranal Observatory in action.
posted by quin (6 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Previously. Direct youtube link.
posted by kiltedtaco at 9:41 AM on March 19, 2012

posted by leslies at 10:19 AM on March 19, 2012

This is the greatest thing there ever was. Ever!
posted by uraniumwilly at 10:21 AM on March 19, 2012

That yellow laser is part of an adaptive optics system. Astronomy tools are REALLY cool!
posted by cman at 10:37 AM on March 19, 2012

Reminds me of the feeling of lying down under the Milky Way -- looking up into the stars, and being reminded of how we're all part of the wider universe.
posted by jiawen at 11:12 AM on March 19, 2012 [1 favorite]

Off-topic, my astronomer SO also likes watching the bit of Quantum of Solace where they blow up the Paranal Observatory Residencia, so she can point at rooms where she's stayed as they explode.
posted by kyrademon at 2:41 PM on March 19, 2012

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