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The Next Generation of Telescopes Will Tell Us About the Weather on Other Worlds

A study shows how next-generation Extremely Large Telescopes are going to let astronomers get a glimpse of what's going on…

1 year ago

Astronomers Suspected There Should Be a Planet Here, and Then They Took a Picture of it

Two teams independently discovered a super-Jupiter around a nearby Sun-like star using astrometry and direct imaging.

1 year ago

Need a Project? You can Build a Paper Model of the Extremely Large Telescope

The Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) will be the world’s largest optical/near-infrared telescope. It is under construction on top of a…

2 years ago

A New Instrument Gives the Very Large Telescope an Even Sharper View of the Cosmos

The Very Large Telescope (VLT) at Cerro Paranal in northern Chile, is undoubtedly one of the premier ground-based observatories. But…

2 years ago

A New View of the Cone Nebula From the Very Large Telescope

Here’s a dramatic and spectacular new view of the Cone Nebula, as seen by the Very Large Telescope (VLT). This…

2 years ago

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,…

2 years ago

A THIRD Planet Found Orbiting Nearby Proxima Centauri

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

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

3 years 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 years ago