VISTA – a view of the Southern sky

VISTA observing the sky
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Do you like maps? Try mapping the stars then.

I have a place in my science heart for instruments one does not think of very often, toiling away tirelessly, collecting data for what you may very well think of as #bigdata in space. VISTA is one of them. Go check out the source link at the European Southern Observatory below and start reading.

You won’t be disappointed. 🙂


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Image credit: Y. Beletsky (LCO)/ESO
Image source: http://eso.org/public/images/beletsky_paranal_09f/
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