McMath Pierce Solar Telescope Facility with Milky Way

This photo, taken in 2018, shows the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope building set against the backdrop of the Milky Way and a meteor (or shooting star) streaking across the sky. The McMath-Pierce facility is now embarking on a new mission to become the home of the NOIRLab Windows on the Universe Center for Astronomy Outreach, expected to open by early 2023.

Credit:

KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/D. Salman

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Id:noirlab2122a
Type:Photographic
Release date:Aug. 18, 2021, 9 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2122
Size:6020 x 3933 px

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