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Biggest Explosion in the Universe Powered by Magnets

Biggest Explosion in the Universe

Some long-duration gamma-ray bursts, driven by strongest magnets, created the biggest explosion in the Universe.

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By |July 10, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , |

The Extremely Large Telescope compared to…

Extremely Large Telescope compared to...

The gigantic European Extremely Large Telescope compared with Giza Pyramids, the Statue of Liberty and the Colosseum in Rome.

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By |May 14, 2015|Categories: Astronomy, Technology news|Tags: , |

New Laser at Paranal

Laser guide star units on Unit Telescope 4

This is the first of four laser guide star units on Unit Telescope 4 (UT4) of ESO’s Very Large Telescope at Paranal, by the 4 Laser Guide Star Facility (4LGSF) team.

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By |May 12, 2015|Categories: Space|Tags: , , |

For the first time dark matter may have been observed

Hubble image of the galaxy cluster Abell 3827

For the first time dark matter may have been observed interacting with other dark matter in a way other than through the force of gravity.

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By |April 17, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , , |

NGTS the new Exoplanet hunter

Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS)

The Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) located at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile, is the new Exoplanet hunter.

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By |January 16, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , |

Green Light for Extremely Large Telescope

European Extremely Large Telescope

ESO has given green light for European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), of around one billion euros for the first phase of construction.

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By |December 5, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |

The Curves of ESO’s Headquarters

The Curves of ESO’s Headquarters

Bereft of colour in this striking infrared image, the sweeping curves of ESO‘s Headquarters clash with the frosty natural beauty of the surrounding trees.   Image © ESO computer specialist Dirk Essl.

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By |February 26, 2014|Categories: Architecture|Tags: , |

Mysteries of Jets from Giant Black Holes

Mysteries of Jets from Giant Black Holes 1

Using the power of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), two international teams of astronomers focused on jets from the huge black holes at the centres of galaxies and see how they affect their surroundings. PR Image eso1344a. Composite view of the galaxy NGC 1433 from ALMA and Hubble

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By |October 18, 2013|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , , , |

3D Film Hidden Universe

3D Film Hidden Universe

The 3D production Hidden Universe has been released in IMAX® theatres and giant-screen cinemas around the globe.  The film shows state-of-the-art telescopes in high-resolution time-lapse, mesmerising 3D versions of celestial structures, and a 3D simulation of the evolution of the Universe.    Watch the 30-second clip…

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By |July 3, 2013|Categories: Astronomy, Entertainment news|Tags: , |

Three Exoplanets in Habitable Zone of Nearby Star

Three Exoplanets in Habitable Zone of Nearby Star

Astronomers made new observations of Gliese 667C, and by combing them with existing data from HARPS at ESO’s 3.6-metre telescope in Chile, they reveal a system with at least six planets. A record-breaking three of these planets are super-Earths, lying in the Habitable Zone of the star.

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By |June 26, 2013|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , |