VISTA - The World's Most Powerful Survey Telescope

Light pollution here on Earth has been annoying astronomers pretty much ever since Thomas Edison invented the light bulb... thanks, jerk! :)

This is one of the reasons we sent out the Hubble telescope out to space, but you can also watch the beauties of outer space from Earth, even on the cloudiest of days or nights, if you look at them through an infrared filter. The VISTA Telescope (Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) recently started to work, and it's already revealing captivating pictures.

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