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Super Earth Planet Found Around One of the Closest Stars to us. But it’s Probably a Terrible Place to Live

The Red Dots and CARMENES projects recently announced the discovery of a super-Earth around Barnard's Star, making it the second-closest…

1 year ago

Astronomers Get as Close as They Can to Seeing the Black Hole at the Heart of the Milky Way

Thanks to the GRAVITY collaboration, astronomers have made the most detailed observations of the black hole at the center of…

1 year ago

An Extremely Large Hole has Been Dug for the Extremely Large Telescope

The ESO has broken ground on the Extremely Large Telescope, which will be the world's largest and most-advanced telescope once…

1 year ago

New Video Shows Construction Beginning on the World’s Largest Telescope

A new video released by the ESO illustrates the construction of the Extremely Large Telescope, which will be the world's…

1 year ago

This Beautiful Photo of Galaxy NGC 3981 was Taken by the Most Powerful Telescope in the World for no Scientific Reason at all. Just Because it’s Pretty

When the ESO's Very Large Telescope can't pursue its science objectives, it spends its time capturing stunning image of fascinating…

1 year ago

Telescope Pierces into One of the Biggest Nebulae in the Milky Way to Reveal its Newly Forming (and Nearly Dying) Stars

A recent survey conducted using the ESO's VISTA telescope revealed newly-formed stars and stars nearing their death in the Carina…

1 year ago

Einstein Was Right… Again! Successful Test of General Relativity Near a Supermassive Black Hole

For the first time in history, Einstein's theory of General Relativity was confirmed by observing a star orbiting the supermassive…

1 year ago

Stunning First Ever Photograph of a Newly Forming Planet

A team of international astronomers recently captured the first image of a newly-formed planet, which will allow astronomers to test…

1 year ago

Oumuamua Accelerated Out of the Solar System Like a Comet

Using data from ground-based observatories and the Hubble space telescope, an international team of scientists found evidence that 'Oumuamua is…

1 year ago

Look at This Fascinating Variety of Planet-Forming Disks Around Other Stars

New images from the European Southern Observatory show the stunning variety of discs of gas and dust that surround young…

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