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
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…
What is this? This impressive image is an intricate circle of 24 robotic arms that forms part of the European Space Agency’s new K-Band Multi-Object Spectrograph, or KMOS for short. Image © ESO
Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope, along with radio telescopes around the world, they find and study a bizarre stellar pair consisting of the most massive neutron star, orbited by a white dwarf star. This strange new binary allows tests of Einstein’s theory of gravity — general relativity — in ways that were not possible up to now.