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Old 07-07-2011, 11:00 PM
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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The Very Large Telescope (Survey Telescope) V.L.T..... also known as V.S.T......is a new 8.5 foot telescope boasting a 268 Megapixel camera.

It is now the largest exclusively visible spectrum telescope in the world. Over the next 5 years it will make 3 surveys of the Southern skies focusing on:

(1) Dark Matter and Galaxy evolution.

(2) Dark Energy

(3) The structure of the Milky Way's galactic disc.

Roughly 30 Terabytes of data will be released to the public each year.

VLT Survey Telescope, the Biggest Visible-Spectrum Telescope in the World, Snaps its First Images | Popular Science

VLT Survey Telescope - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

ESO - The VST telescope

ESO - Advanced Image Search

First images from the VLT Survey Telescope 268-megapixel camera

First images from the VLT survey telescope

First Images from the VLT Survey Telescope with with huge 268-megapixel camera

New VLT Survey Telescope Opens Wide Eyes to the Universe

Dark matter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dark energy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Galactic plane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Milky Way - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

YouTube - ‪VST - The New VLT Survey Telescope‬‏

YouTube - ‪VLT (Very Large Telescope) HD Timelapse Footage‬‏

YouTube - ‪Keeping The VLT's Eyes Clear: Recoating A Giant Mirror‬‏

YouTube - ‪The Globular Cluster Omega Centauri | First Images from the VLT Survey Telescope‬‏

YouTube - ‪VLT Survey Telescope - ESO's 2.6 m telescope & OmegaCAM‬‏

YouTube - ‪Very Large Telescope‬‏

YouTube - ‪New Telescope in Chile Unveils Stunning First Images‬‏

YouTube - ‪VLT - Very Large Telescope Project‬‏

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Old 07-08-2011, 06:33 AM
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