Vacha is a resource organisation of Mumbai, which runs several centres for girls and women in the bastis (slums) of Santacruz and adjacent areas. Video tells the story of how some girls are breaking the rules that forbid them from playing so-called boys' games in open spaces in India.
In mid-August 2010 ESO Photo Ambassador Yuri Beletsky snapped this amazing photo at ESO’s Paranal Observatory. A group of astronomers were observing the centre of the Milky Way using the laser guide star facility at Yepun, one of the four Unit Telescopes of the Very Large Telescope (VLT). (POTD)