Sat 2,400 metres above sea level, on the outskirts of the Atacama Desert, the La Silla Observatory has an amazing view of the night sky. So good, in fact, that it’s possible to capture other-worldly photos like this, where space and Earth seem to exist as one. See more >>
Like a peaceful scene from a Star Wars movie, the European Southern Observatory's La Silla telescopes sit blanketed in fresh snow as the Sun sets over the Atacama desert. Hang on. Snow? Desert? How does that work? Read more >
The European Southern Observatory's new exoplanet-hunting telescopes on Cerro Paranal in northern Chile look absolutely stunning in this long-exposure night-time shot. It shows the Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) space-gazers during testing.