This is what happens when you don't vent a sealed storage tank before emptying it.
Hot gas and air in the sealed container is left to cool then crunch! Because the air pressure difference inside is crushingly different from the outside :-)
This ESOcast 30: introduces the VLT Survey Telescope (VST), the latest addition to ESO's Paranal Observatory. This new telescope has just made its first release of impressive images of the
southern sky. The VST is a stateof the art 2.6 metre telescope, with the huge 268-megapixel camera OmegaCAM at its heart. It is designed to map the sky both quickly and with very fine image quality.
It is a visible-light telescope that perfectly complements ESO's VISTA infrared survey telescope. New images of the Omega Nebula and the globular cluster Omega Centauri demonstrate the VST's
power. Streamed by www.AllThingsScience.com
The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang.
Data: Digital Universe, American Museum of Natural History
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