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Sept. 10, 2010, 10:56 a.m.
Astronomers at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) site in Chile shoot a laser up into the sky to measure atmospheric distortions above Earth.

Photo: Yuri Beletsky

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Shooting lasers at stars

Astronomers at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) site in Chile shoot a laser into the sky to measure atmospheric distortions above Earth.

The photo, which is really a composite of two images, was taken with a wide-angle lens by ESO Photo Ambassador Yuri Beletsky in mid-August and was selected as the Astronomy Photo of the Day on Sept. 6.