Friday, May 19, 2006


North of Chile have privilegy places for astronomy observations.His drougthness of the Atacama,Antofagasta and Coquimbo lands and the location in the very Southern Hemisphere make posible a clear skies almot all year for searching the develop of Universe.Carnagie Institution,a Consortium of Universities in Astronomical Research in Tololo began his operations in 1962.The largest complex is located in the nearby of Antofagasta,Paranal Observatory formed by four telescopies began his operations in 1999 with a agreement including chilean Government and ESO( a european Astronomical Research Consortium).Other site is the International Observatory Gemini South a joint action of Argentina,Brasil,Australia,EEUU United Kingdoom and Chile.Yesterday a new complex is published,Cerro Pachon in operation by 2014 with the largest lens in Chilean astronomy.This is a complement to SOAR in the same site.The first is a observatory of Large Synoptic Survey Telecope(LSST) from AURA,the second is operated for CTIO and the Universities of North Carolina,Michigan and Brasil.Important part of LSST of research and developpment will be financed by the National Science Foundation of USA,private donors and the members of LSST Corporation,including the University of Arizona,the National Optical Astronomy Observatory and Whashington University..Recently La Silla Observatory found at forty one ligth years far, three planets similar to Neptun with orbites a star a little smaller that our Sun and be published in this days by Nature Magazine.The planets discovered has a mass ten a eigtheen the Earth dimension.They are formed by a combination of rocks,gas and,ice And for his location has a high posibility zone of liquid water resources.

More information:Paranal,Tololo

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