Wednesday, December 20, 2017

ESO — Giant Bubbles on Red Giant Star’s Surface — Photo Release eso1741

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20 December 2017

Astronomers using ESO's Very Large Telescope have for the first time directly observed granulation patterns on the surface of a star outside the Solar System — the ageing red giant π1 Gruis. This remarkable new image from the PIONIER instrument reveals the convective cells that make up the surface of this huge star, which has 350 times the diameter of the Sun. Each cell covers more than a quarter of the star's diameter and measures about 120 million kilometres across. These new results are being published this week in the journal Nature.

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20 December 2017




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ESO Signs Contract for ELT Laser Sources

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

ESO — Stellar Nursery Blooms into View — Photo Release eso1740

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The OmegaCAM camera on ESO's VLT Survey Telescope has captured this glittering view of the stellar nursery called Sharpless 29. Many astronomical phenomena can be seen in this giant image, including cosmic dust and gas clouds that reflect, absorb, and re-emit the light of hot young stars within the nebula.

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13 December 2017




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