Science at the Top of the World

Sphinx Observatory

The Sphinx Observatory is the highest-built structure in Europe, at 3,571 meters (11,715 feet) above sea level near Jungfraujoch, Switzerland. It was built for science observations and experiments that require such a high altitude. Read more about the Sphinx Observatory, and see more amazing pictures at Kuriositas. Link

(Image credit: Flickr users Col Ford and Natasha de Vere)

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highest built structure in Europe ?
The aiguille Du Midi cable car upperstation in Chamonix, Mont-Blanc is at 3776 m
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and the Refuge du Gouter montain hut is 3817m :
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