Item Details

Very Large Telescope [electronic resource]

ABC International
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
In this video segment, visit the "Very Large Telescope" right outside Antofagasta in Chile. It is one of the biggest optical telescopes in the world. The extreme desert landscape makes it an ideal location for telescope viewing. Find out why astronomers come from all over the world to work with this telescope and what they are finding out about planets around other stars, black holes, gravitational lensing, dark energy, and more.
Release Date
2009
Run Time
11 min.
Language
English
Rating
6 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 03, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
  • Chile's Very Large Telescope (2:44)
  • Interior of a Large Telescope (2:33)
  • Discovery of Other Solar Systems (1:46)
  • Very Large Telescope Nerve Center (1:46)
  • Dark Energy (1:38)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2009
Publisher no.
47710 Films Media Group
Description
1streaming video file (11 min.) : d., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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