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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…

3 weeks 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…

3 weeks 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…

3 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…

5 months 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…

5 months 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…

11 months 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…

1 year ago

The European Extremely Large Telescope Just Got a 10% Budget Boost, Now Costing $1.5 Billion

Funding is an extremely important aspect of any large-scale science project.  The whims of financial controllers can greatly expand or…

1 year ago

Wow! An Actual Picture of Multiple Planets Orbiting a Sunlike Star

We've detected thousands of exoplanets, but for the most part, nobody's ever seen them. They're really just data, and graphs…

2 years ago

Closest Black Hole Found, Just 1,000 Light-Years From Earth

Scientists with the ESO have detected a triple system with a black hole roughly 1,000 light-years from Earth - making…

2 years ago