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Rare “Red Sprites” Seen From ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile

This new image taken of the skies above Chile’s Atacama Desert near the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) La Silla Observatory,…

1 month ago

A THIRD Planet Found Orbiting Nearby Proxima Centauri

Astronomers have confirmed the presence of a THIRD exoplanet in the neighboring Proxima Centauri system!

8 months ago

Astronomers Measure the Layers of an Exoplanet's Atmosphere

The number of planets discovered beyond our Solar System has grown exponentially in the past twenty years, with 4,919 confirmed…

8 months ago

A New Image Reveals Orion’s Flame Nebula in Infrared

The ESO has released some stunning new images of Orion's Flame Nebula. They're from a few years ago but are…

9 months ago

Astronomers Find 70 Planets Without Stars Floating Free in the Milky Way

A international team of astronomers, using observatories all over the world (and one in space), discovered 70 new rogue planets…

9 months ago

Images of 42 of the Biggest Asteroids in the Solar System

A huge team of astronomers have combined forces to use the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT) to…

12 months ago

The Galactic Beauty of Star Formation

I'd never seen galaxy images like this before. Nobody had! These images highlight star forming regions in nearby(ish) galaxies. There…

1 year ago

A Powerful new Laser Will Enhance Adaptive Optics

In some applications, bigger lasers mean better lasers.  That is the case in astronomy, where lasers are used for everything…

1 year ago

The Giant Magellan Telescope’s 6th Mirror has Just Been Cast. One More to Go

Work has begun on the sixth and seventh mirror segments for the Giant Magellan Telescope, which will begin studying the…

2 years ago

Here’s the Extremely New Website for the Extremely Large Telescope

In the vein of “go big or go home,” the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has launched a stunning new website…

2 years ago