SPHERE

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

Astronomers Spot Three Interacting Systems with Twin Discs

Using the SPHERE instrument on the ESO's Very Large Telescope, a team of astronomers observed how interaction between disks affects…

2 years ago

Astronomers Directly Image Debris Disk and find a Jupiter-Sized Planet Orbiting a Sunlike Star

The SHINE collaboration recently observed a Super-Jupiter within a young debris orbiting a nearby star. Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO); M. Weiss…

2 years ago

An Asteroid has Been Discovered With Three Moons!

Planets aren’t the only celestial objects with moons - asteroids can have them too. They are usually other, smaller asteroids…

2 years ago

A 2nd Planet has been Confirmed for Proxima Centauri

Our closest stellar neighbour is Proxima Centauri, a small red dwarf star about 4.2 light years away from us. It's…

4 years ago

This is an Actual Image of a Planet-Forming Disc in a Distant Star System

In 2017, astronomers used ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array) to look at the star AB Aurigae. It's a type of…

4 years ago

Astronomers Might Have Imaged a Second Planet Around Nearby Proxima Centauri – and it Might Have a Huge Set of Rings

A new study by a team using data from the Very Large Telescope's SPHERE instrument, may have caught a direct…

4 years ago

New Images of the “Golf Ball” Asteroid Pallas

New images of the asteroid Pallas (the clearest and most detailed to date) reveal that it looks like a "golf…

4 years ago

Asteroid Hygiea is Round Enough That it Could Qualify as a Dwarf Planet, the Smallest in the Solar System

Using the Very Large Telescope, an international team of astronomers observed Hygeia and determined it could be the smallest dwarf…

5 years ago

A double asteroid came uncomfortably close this weekend. Here’s what astronomers saw

Using the Very Large Telescope, a team of ESO scientists took some stunningly clear images of a double asteroid that…

5 years ago