Spectacular video of Australia's night sky

When it comes to stargazing, not all locations are created equal.

Nowhere is this more true than in the Australian outback, incredibly remote and far from civilisation. Except, that is, for the Australian SKA Pathfinder Radio Telescope (ASKAP). As the stylish video above shows, ASKAP may have one of the best views of the night sky on the planet.

Photographer Alex Cherney, who made this video, explained that the "Murchison Radio-Astronomy Observatory is one of the most radio-quiet places in the world, and not many people come by. This footage may be quite unique, because after the telescope-testing phase is completed, any electronic equipment including cameras may not be used near the telescope."

The ASKAP system is comprised of 36 antennae working together to peer deep into space. But as this stunning video shows, when you're in the Australian outback, space doesn't seem very far at all.

Via CNET.com



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