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Sky gazing in Chile

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Adriano Favaro

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When the sun sets in Paranal, its last rays, still shooting up on high, colour the sky and clouds - we are about a dozen kilometres from the Pacific coast - with ancient golds, amber, indigo and periwinke blue. The sun also creates dazzling effects as it strikes the alluminium covering of four telescopes called Antu, Kueyen, Melipan and Yepun (which in Mapuche mean Sun, Moon, Southern Cross and Venus, respectively).

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