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  • Photo Release: New family photos of Mars and Saturn from Hubble
    on Jul 26, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    In summer 2018 the planets Mars and Saturn are, one after the other, in opposition to Earth. During this event the planets are relatively close to Earth, allowing astronomers to observe them in greater detail. Hubble took advantage of this preferred […]

  • Science Release: Hubble sees `Oumuamua getting a boost
    on Jun 27, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    `Oumuamua, the first interstellar object discovered in the Solar System, is moving away from the Sun faster than expected. This anomalous behaviour was detected using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in cooperation with ground-based telescopes. […]

  • Science Release: Hubble proves Einstein correct on galactic scales
    on Jun 21, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    An international team of astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope has made the most precise test of general relativity yet outside our Milky Way. The nearby galaxy ESO […]

  • Photo Release: Cosmic collision lights up the darkness
    on May 31, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Though it resembles a peaceful rose swirling in the darkness of the cosmos, NGC 3256 is actually the site of a violent clash. This distorted galaxy is the relic of a collision between two spiral galaxies, estimated to have occurred 500 million years […]

  • Photo Release: Hubble shows the local Universe in ultraviolet
    on May 17, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Using the unparalleled sharpness and ultraviolet observational capabilities of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers has created the most comprehensive high-resolution ultraviolet-light survey of star-forming […]

 

ESO Top News

  • Elliptical Elegance
    on Aug 8, 2018 at 10:00 am

    A glittering host of galaxies populate this rich image taken with ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope, a state-of-the-art 2.6-m telescope designed for surveying the sky in visible light. The features of the multitude of galaxies strewn across the image […]

  • Stellar Corpse Reveals Origin of Radioactive Molecules
    on Jul 30, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Astronomers using ALMA and NOEMA have made the first definitive detection of a radioactive molecule in interstellar space. The radioactive part of the molecule is an isotope of aluminium. The observations reveal that the isotope was dispersed into […]

  • First Successful Test of Einstein’s General Relativity Near Supermassive Black Hole
    on Jul 26, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Observations made with ESO’s Very Large Telescope have for the first time revealed the effects predicted by Einstein’s general relativity on the motion of a star passing through the extreme gravitational field near the supermassive black […]

  • Supersharp Images from New VLT Adaptive Optics
    on Jul 18, 2018 at 10:00 am

    ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has achieved first light with a new adaptive optics mode called laser tomography — and has captured remarkably sharp test images of the planet Neptune, star clusters and other objects. The pioneering MUSE […]

  • Colourful Celestial Landscape
    on Jul 11, 2018 at 10:00 am

    New observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope show the star cluster RCW 38 in all its glory. This image was taken during testing of the HAWK-I camera with the GRAAL adaptive optics system. It shows RCW 38 and its surrounding clouds of […]

 

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