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Contest #139 answer: Very Large Telescope, Cerro Paranal, Chile

The Paranal Observatory is an ESO facility, located at the 2635 m high Cerro Paranal, Chile. The main observatory is the Very  Large Telescope, a cluster of four optical telescopes with a 8.2m mirror and four smaller Auxiliary Telescopes. Together they can act as a very sensitive interferometer.

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The Atacama Desert is believed to be the driest place on earth which makes it a very suitable place for an optical telescope.

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