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Astronomy’s carbon footprint is sky-high

The Very Large Telescope operated by the European Southern Observatory at Paranal, Antofagasta Region, Chile.

The Very Large Telescope on Cerro Paranal, Chile, has a corresponding very large carbon footprint. Credit: Insights/Universal Images Group via Getty

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Nature 603, 768 (2022)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-00824-x

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  1. Knödlseder, J. et al. Nature Astron. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-022-01612-3 (2022).

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