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Hubble and ALMA image of MACS J1149.5+2223

Astronomers found evidence for stars forming just 250 million years after Big Bang

Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) have captured the evidence on star formation in the very distant galaxy MACS1149-JD1 suggesting that...
PR Image eso1814a Artist’s impression of exiled asteroid 2004 EW95

Astronomers discovered Exiled asteroid in outer reaches of solar system

Using ESO telescope, astronomers discovered an unusual Kuiper Belt Object 2004 EW95 is a carbon-rich asteroid while investigating a relic of the primordial Solar System....
SPHERE image of the dusty disc around IM Lupi

SPHERE reveals mind-blowing zoo of discs around young stars

The SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile allows astronomers to suppress the brilliant light of nearby stars in order to...
Neutron Star

Dead star circled by light

New pictures from ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile and different telescopes uncover a rich scene of stars and shining billows of gas in...
This spectacular and unusual image shows part of the famous Orion Nebula, a star formation region lying about 1350 light-years from Earth. It combines a mosaic of millimetre wavelength images from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the IRAM 30-metre telescope, shown in red, with a more familiar infrared view from the HAWK-I instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope, shown in blue. The group of bright blue-white stars at the left is the Trapezium Cluster — made up of hot young stars that are only a few million years old.

New data from ALMA unveiled inner web of stellar nursery

New information from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and different telescopes have been utilized to demonstrate a web of filaments in the Orion...
The MATISSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) successfully made its first observations at the Paranal Observatory in northern Chile in early-2018. MATISSE is the most powerful interferometric instrument in the world at mid-infrared wavelengths. It will use high-resolution imaging and spectroscopy to probe the regions around young stars where planets are forming as well as the regions around supermassive black holes in the centres of galaxies. This image is a colourised version of the first MATISSE interferometric observations of the star Sirius, combining data from four Auxiliary Telescopes of the VLT. The colours represent the changing wavelengths of the data, with blue showing the shorter wavelengths and red the longer. The observations were made in the infrared, so these are not the colours that would be seen with the human eye.

MATISSE instrument sees first light on ESO’s Very Large Telescope interferometer

MATISSE (Multi AperTure mid-Infrared SpectroScopic Experiment) observes infrared light, light between the visible and microwave wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum, covering wavelengths from 3–13 micrometers (µm). It...
Glory From Gloom

Glory From Gloom

A dark cloud of grandiose tidy snakes over this fantastic wide field picture, enlightened by the splendid light of new stars. This thick cloud...
ALMA Discovers Cold Dust Around Nearest Star

ALMA Discovers Cold Dust Around Nearest Star

Alma observatory in Chile has recently discovered cold dust around the closest star, Proxima Centauri to the Solar System. It suggests that the glow coming...
Revealing Galactic Secrets of Fornax Galaxy Cluster

Revealing Galactic Secrets of Fornax Galaxy Cluster

Astronomers at ESO’s Paranal Observatory by using the VLT Survey Telescope (VST) have captured the monster image of the Fornax Galaxy Cluster. Scientists believe that...