SPHERE

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…

8 months 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…

2 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…

2 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…

2 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…

3 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…

3 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…

3 years 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…

4 years ago

Astronomers Discover Exoplanet With Triple Sunrises and Sunsets

Astronomers discover the first exoplanet orbiting within a triple star system and manage to obtain a direct image of the…

6 years ago