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
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When it’s finished, the LSST Large Synoptic Survey Telescope 3.2 billion-pixel digital camera (3.2 gigapixels), designed by SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will be the largest
Keck Observatory operates two ten-meter telescopes atop the summit of Mauna Kea Hawai’i. Keeping those telescopes on-sky every night is the summit crew of the
Having all four of the Unit Telescopes (UTs) working as one telescope observing the same object was a major step in the development of the
This artist’s concept illustrates a quasar, or feeding black hole, similar to APM 08279+5255, where astronomers discovered huge amounts of water vapor. Gas and dust
Astronomers found that the “closest black hole” system, contains no black hole.
A black hole found outside our galaxy for the first time, hiding in star cluster.
ESO images some of the biggest asteroids in our Solar System, using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT) in Chile
New ESO images reveal stunning features of nearby galaxies.
The star Betelgeuse became visibly darker in 2019 and 2020, puzzling astronomers. New images show that the star was partially concealed by a cloud of