Watch: Spectacular video of Australia's night sky

Western Australia's ASKAP Radio Telescope peers deep into the night sky in this stunning and stylish video shot in the remote Outback.

ASKAP Radio Telescope video
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When it comes to stargazing, not all locations are created equal.

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

Photographer Alex Cherney, who made this video, explains: 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.

This story originally appeared on CBSNews.com.

 

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