Glitz and glamour is twinkling over Santiago this week at the annual SANFIC festival which will host a line-up of star actors and directors. The event will occupy 15 different cinemas around Chile’s capital, offering 100 films from more than 30 countries.
Using the Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers from the European Southern Observatory have discovered a giant star that doubles the maximum known so far, which is equivalent to 150 times the mass of the Sun.
Among the stone moais, visitors and local inhabitants of this Chilean island got together to observe the eclipse of the sun. YouTube and Twitter were used to share photos, videos and comments about the astronomical phenomenon.