The Atacama Desert in northern Chile is famed for its dark night skies, which can be enjoyed in their full glory thanks to the absence of light pollution. But even the darkest sky is not completely dark. Astronomers at ESO's observatories often encounter a natural light phenomenon above ESO’s telescopes known as the zodiacal light.
Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada.
Editing: Herbert Zodet.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Petr Horálek, Rebecca Davies, David Nesvorný and Herbert Zodet.
Presented by: Joe Liske (Dr. J).
Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa.
Music: STAN DART (www.stan-dart.com) and Johan B. Monell (www.johanmonell.com).
Footage and photos: ESO, L. Calçada, M. Kornmesser, Y. Beletsky (LCO), S. Guisard (www.eso.org/~sguisard), Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org), C. Malin (christophmalin.com), Petr Horálek, Miloslav Druckmüller, Shadia Habbal, R. Wesson, Z. Bardon (bardon.cz), B. Tafreshi (twanight.org) and S. Brunier.
Directed by: Petr Horálek and Herbert Zodet.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.
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