i haz an amaze


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)