The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds
Large Magellanic Cloud
"Billions and billions . . . "
The Southern Cross and Coal Sack Nebula
_RF18306 Milky Way, Paranal, Chile
A laser beam slices through the darkness to form an artificial guide star to assist the Very Large Telescope's adaptive optics. The laser is pointed toward the black hole at the center of our galaxy.
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