KMOS on the Very Large Telescope (part 1)

This is part of a series of short videos featuring the K-band Multi-Object Spectrograph (KMOS) mounted on ESO’s Very Large Telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. KMOS is unique as it will be able to observe not just one, but 24 objects at the same time in infrared light and to map out how their properties vary from place to place. It will provide crucial data to help understand how galaxies grew and evolved in the early Universe — and provide it much faster than has been possible up to now. KMOS was built by a consortium of universities and institutes in the United Kingdom and Germany in collaboration with ESO.



About the Video

Release date:25 March 2013, 10:48
Duration:28 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Very Large Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument



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