VLT

New Photos Show a Black Hole Blasting out Powerful Winds

Pictures of galaxies never cease to amaze, and astronomers are consistently coming up with new ones that provide a different…

7 months 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…

7 months ago

A THIRD Planet Found Orbiting Nearby Proxima Centauri

Astronomers have confirmed the presence of a THIRD exoplanet in the neighboring Proxima Centauri system!

8 months ago

Galaxy Found With Twin Supermassive Black Holes

For literally being black in the truest sense of the word, black holes are surprisingly easy to spot.  Astronomers have…

10 months ago

Astronomers Detect Clouds on an Exoplanet, and Even Measure Their Altitude

An international research team shows how combining data from multiple observatories allowed them to detect clouds in the atmosphere of…

1 year ago

A LEGO® Version of the Very Large Telescope. It Even has a Laser Interferometer

Interferometers are some of the most highly advanced sensor instruments that humans have made.  They are used in everything from…

1 year ago

The Galactic Beauty of Star Formation

I'd never seen galaxy images like this before. Nobody had! These images highlight star forming regions in nearby(ish) galaxies. There…

1 year ago

Rocky Planet Found With Only Half the Mass of Venus

When it comes to finding exoplanets, size matters, but so does weight.  The larger and heavier the planet, the more…

1 year ago

Incredible! Astronomers see a Moon-Forming Disk Around a Newly Forming Planet

Planetary formation is a complicated, multilayered process.  Even with the influx of data on exoplanets, there are still only two…

1 year ago

Rare Triple Galaxy Merger With at Least Two Supermassive Black Holes

One of the best things about that universe is that there is so much to it.  If you look hard…

1 year ago