This is timelapse video footage from the VLT telescope array in Chile.
This is quite possibly one of the most amazing, humbling, beautiful things I’ve ever seen. At one point I actually burst into tears because the reality of us on this small rotating planet in the vastness of the universe was – well, frankly overwhelming. You’ve got to see this. And pass it along.
Incidentally, the light beam seen a few times emanating from the instruments is a focusing tool.
VLT (Very Large Telescope) HD Timelapse Footage (by NikoBustos)