vlt sunset.jpg

The Very Large Telescope pictured at sunset. VLT's instrumentation was adapted to conduct a search for planets in the Alpha Centauri system as part of the Breakthrough initiatives. A. Ghizzi Panizza/ESO The Very Large Telescope, or VLT, at the Paranal Observatory in Chile's Atacama Desert. VLT's instrumentation was adapted to conduct a search for planets in the Alpha Centauri system as part of the Breakthrough initiatives. This image of the VLT is painted with the colors of the sunset reflected in water on the platform.