Is there anybody out there? It’s a question we’ve all prob ably asked ourselves at some point as we stared up at the stars twinkling in the night sky. For years we humans have pondered our place in the universe, wondering if we’re alone or whether life exists on other planets.
If we ever answer that question, there’s a good chance we’ll do so from Chile. The South American country is rapidly emerging as the best place on earth for star gazing. It’s already home to some of the world’s most powerful telescopes, capable of peering into the darkest and most distant corners of our galaxies. And now, with a new generation of telescopes being built here, it’s hoped that they will tell us even more about the uni verse in which we live.