The young, hot stars come out for telescope’s inauguration

(Photo: ESO. Acknowledgement: VPHAS+ Consortium / Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit)

A gorgeous photo of a star-forming region of space called the Carina Nebula marks the inauguration of a new telescope — the largest instrument in the world devoted to surveying the sky in visible light.

The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) at the European Southern Observatory’s Paranal Observatory in Chile was officially inaugurated Thursday in Naples, Italy.

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