European Southern Observatory

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…

2 years ago

Earth-Like Planet Around Proxima Centauri Discovered

According to an unnamed source, the ESO has discovered a habitable planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, making it the closest Earth-like…

4 years ago

Celestial Laser Show? Nope, These Are Trails Showing Off Star Colors

There are so many colorful streaks in that image above that you'd be forgiven for thinking somebody is shooting lasers…

7 years ago

This Exoplanet Is Turning Planetary Formation Scenarios Upside Down

What the heck is that giant exoplanet doing so far away from its star? Astronomers are still trying to figure…

7 years ago

Future Supernova Is Surrounded By Hydrogen Clouds

The faint green glow you see in that picture is not an early harbringer of Hallowe'en spooks. It's hydrogen gas…

7 years ago

Double Vision: Scientists Spot An Elder ‘Twin’ To the Sun

If you want a picture of how you'll look in 30 years, youngsters are told, look at your parents. The…

7 years ago

What’s Going On Inside This New Kind of Variable Star?

A new kind of variable star -- 36 of that type, in fact -- has been found in a single…

7 years ago

Dying Star Blows Surprising Spiral Bubble

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, or ALMA, astronomers found an unexpected spiral structure surrounding the red giant star R…

8 years ago

Celestial Dreaming in a Bit of Pipe Smoke

Zoom into the Pipe Nebula by using the zoom slider, or pan around the image by using the arrow icons…

8 years ago

Remastering a Cosmic Cat Print

Glowing red against a backdrop of stars, amateur astronomers have remastered one of the sky's most distinctive nebulae, the Cat's…

8 years ago