Very Large Telescope (VLT)

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…

5 years 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…

5 years 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…

5 years 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,…

6 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…

6 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

6 years ago

A New Survey Takes the Hubble Deep Field to the Next Level, Analyzing Distance and Properties of 1,600 Galaxies

A new survey using the ESO's Very Large Telescope found 72 never-before-seen galaxies in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field data.

6 years ago

Project Lyra, a Mission to Chase Down that Interstellar Asteroid

Members of Project Lyra recently published a study advocating a mission to `Oumuamua, the first interstellar asteroid discovered to date.

6 years ago

That Interstellar Asteroid is Probably Pretty Strange Looking

A new study by a team of international researchers shows that the interstellar asteroid `Oumuamua is pretty odd in terms…

6 years ago

Astronomers Spot Hellish World with Titanium in its Atmosphere

A study led by researchers from the ESO has discovered an extremely hot Jupiter-sized exoplanet that has titanium oxide in…

6 years ago