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Astronomers Find a Galaxy Containing Three Supermassive Black Holes at the Center

NGC 6240 is a puzzle to astronomers. For a long time, astronomers thought the galaxy is a result of a…

2 months ago

Asteroid 2006 QV89 Now Has a 0% Chance of Hitting Earth in September

Why report on an asteroid that has no chance of hitting Earth? Because this asteroid, known as 2006 QV89, has…

6 months 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…

8 months ago

Astronomers See Adorable Baby Planets Forming Around a Young Star

370 light years away from us, a solar system is making baby planets. The star at the center of it…

8 months ago

Bad News. Planets Orbiting Red Dwarfs Might not have the Raw Materials for Life

New research from the Hubble Space Telescope and the ESO's Very Large Telescope is dampening some of the enthusiasm in…

1 year ago

The Saturn Nebula Kind of Looks Like the Planet in a Small Telescope, But in One of the Most Powerful Telescopes on Earth, it Looks Like This

Saturn is an icon. There's nothing else like it in the Solar System, and it's something even children recognize. But…

1 year ago

Direct Observations of a Planet Orbiting a Star 63 Light-Years Away

Using the Very Large Telescope, a team of ESO astronomers directly observed Beta Pictoris b over the course of four…

1 year ago

Witness The Power Of A Fully Operational ESPRESSO Instrument. Four Telescopes Acting As One

The ESO's ESPRESSO instrument is getting all four of the telescopes at the Very Large Telescope to play nicely together,…

2 years ago

This is the Surface of a Giant Star, 350 Times Larger Than the Sun

Using the ESO's Very Large Telescope Interferometer, an international team of astronomers has created the first detailed images of another…

2 years ago

A Black Hole is Pushing the Stars Around in this Globular Cluster

An international team of astronomers recently made the first-ever observation of a black hole in a nearby globular cluster

2 years ago