Wednesday, January 31, 2018

ESO — Glory From Gloom — Photo Release eso1804

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31 January 2018

A dark cloud of cosmic dust snakes across this spectacular wide field image, illuminated by the brilliant light of new stars. This dense cloud is a star-forming region called Lupus 3, where dazzlingly hot stars are born from collapsing masses of gas and dust. This image was created from images taken using the VLT Survey Telescope and the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope and is the most detailed image taken so far of this region.

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31 January 2018




  ESO Announcements


Sharper Images for VLT Infrared Camera — Adaptive optics facility extended to HAWK-I instrument

30 January 2018: ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) now has a second instrument working with the powerful Adaptive Optics Facility (AOF). The infrared instrument HAWK-I (High Acuity Wide-field K-band Imager) [1] is ...

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5th Photo NightScape Awards Open for Entries

29 January 2018: ESO is inviting submissions for the fifth Photo Nightscape Awards (PNA) —  an international competition for astrophotographers. As a partner in the competition, which is organised by the Chasseurs de Nuits ...

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  ESOblog


Protecting the Earth from Cosmic Clashes — ESO's role in the International Asteroid Warning Network

Interview with: Olivier Hainaut

Interview with: Andy Williams

26 January 2018: 65 million years ago, the most famous asteroid in history slammed into Earth and most likely exterminated the dinosaurs. Disconcertingly, we are no less likely to be to hit by ...

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29 January 2018
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Desert vistas  Seeing stars in a mountain environment  Supermoon beckons in the new year  Ribbons and pearls  Comparison image: HAWK-I and Hubble Explore a Cluster with the Mass of two Quadrillion Suns 

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

ESO — First Light for Planet Hunter ExTrA at La Silla — Organisation Release eso1803

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24 January 2018

A new national facility at ESO's La Silla Observatory has successfully made its first observations. The ExTrA telescopes will search for and study Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby red dwarf stars. ExTrA's novel design allows for much improved sensitivity compared to previous searches. Astronomers now have a powerful new tool to help in the search for potentially habitable worlds.

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24 January 2018




  ESO Announcements


Girls' Day Event at ESO Headquarters in Garching, Germany

19 January 2018: On 26 April 2018, ESO will participate in Germany's Girls' Day activities, in which technology companies, universities and research organisations open their doors to female school students to give ...

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Powerful New Hardware Approved for ALMA

19 January 2018: The development of a new spectrometer for the Morita Array, which forms part of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), has been approved by the ALMA Board. Developed by ...

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Catch a Star 2017 Contest Winners Announced

19 January 2018: The winners of the 2017 Catch a Star Contest have been announced. ESO is providing each of the top five places with a mounted image of a particularly fascinating astronomical ...

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Working atop Paranal — ESO's Adaptive Optics Scientist at Paranal talks about life in the desert

Interview with: Julien Milli

19 January 2018: Even in the pristine conditions of ESO's Paranal Observatory in the high, dry Chilean desert, turbulence in the Earth's atmosphere can distort starlight and blur astronomical observations. Astronomers are able ...

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22 January 2018
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