The six-inch-long alien like tiny skeleton found in Atacama Desert, in Chile, some days ago, it was thought to be a child aged between 6 and 8 years old and not a foetus. Now according to Paolo Viscardo, a natural history curator at the Horiman Museum in London, there’s no possibility this skeleton could have come from a 6 to 8 years old child.
Two impressive comets Lemmon and PanSTARRS will both reach their peak brightness during the next two weeks! Taking advantage of a rare imaging opportunity, both of these comets were captured in the sky together last week over the Atacama desert in South America. Image © Yuri Beletsky (ESO)
Early morning dog walkers got a visual treat last week as bright stars and planets appeared to line up. In this image, it is easily visible from left to right, were the Pleiades open star cluster, Jupiter, Venus, and the “Follower” orange giant star Aldebaran, all seen before a starry background. Image credit: Yuri Beletsky (Las Campanas Observatory, Carnegie Institution for Science)
European Southern Observatory (ESO) suite of telescopes located in the mountains of Chile’s Atacama Desert, which is one of the driest places on Earth, take advantage of the cold clear air. The video explains how those VLT giant Telescopes work together as one and how they overcome the turbulence and variations in the atmosphere, when peering into the vast Universe.
Fix your camera to a tripod and you can record graceful trails traced by the stars as planet Earth rotates on its axis. If the tripod is set up at ESO’s La Silla Observatory, high in the Atacama desert of Chile, your star trails would look something like this. Photographer: Alexandre Santerne